Carers NOT entitled to the NMW for sleep-in shifts

The Court of Appeal has today (13 July, 2018) overturned government guidance that entitled carers to the National Minimum Wage...

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Care Policies

Policies are clear, simple statements of how an organisation intends to conduct its services. As a care provider, you’ll need...

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Smoking and fire in care homes

Smoking is one of the biggest causes of accidental fire deaths, are you doing everything to prevent your care service,...


Scottish Duty of Candour: do you know your stuff?

As of April 1st 2018, health and social care providers in Scotland became bound by the duty of candour. In...

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Getting to grips with the Memorandum of Understanding

For the purpose of this article, we’ll be focusing our attention on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Care...

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Employing school leavers in the care industry

As a result of the recruitment crisis in social care, care providers are always keen to find new ways to...

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CQC standards

The CQC have 13 fundamental standards that all health and social care providers must meet. Under these standards you must...

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What is a CQC inspection?

CQC inspections are an important part of regulating health and social care providers in England. While data, evidence, information and...

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Video – CQC Changes – Are you ready?

From November 2017, new CQC standards are in place. They include 112 changes to the KLOEs and a change in...


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