Tuesday, January 31, 2023

MANAGER OF THE MONTH: Emma Dennis, Bluebird Care

Bluebird Care Dublin South East Lead Care Co-ordinator and Office Manager, Emma Dennis, discusses her career journey and why she loves her job.

Over 11,500 care packages in effect: Statistics on community care published

The Department of Health has today published “Statistics on Community Care for Adults in Northern Ireland 2021 - 2022.

GUEST COLUMN: Top ten tips for going digital

We hear from Jonathan Cunningham MBE, social care keynote and motivational speaker, about why care providers “need” to go digital.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: John Florence, Irish HomeCare CEO

“If a client is admitted to hospital, we can’t charge the HSE for the care hours lost. This means the carer does not get paid.” John Florence, Irish HomeCare CEO, discusses how the government can help tackle recruitment and his plans for the company to be a catalyst for change in the social care sector.

Belfast care provider targets cost-of-living crisis and climate change with electric...

The domiciliary care provider hopes that a fleet of electric cars and bikes will help not only reduce costs for its employees but address its own carbon footprint too.

Minister Butler advises older people to stay safe during heatwave

The Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD (pictured), has advised older people to stay safe during the hot weather with high temperatures forecast for the coming days.  

HSE advises carers as temperatures soar

HSE advises carers about heat stress, heat exhaustion and heatstroke as potentially serious health risks for people.

South-east has longest homecare waiting list in Ireland

The south-east has the highest number of people on homecare waiting lists, according to new research.

Connected Health announces 100 new jobs in County Mayo

Homecare provider Connected Health has announced the creation of 100 new social care jobs in County Mayo.

HSE begins recruitment of 128 care needs facilitators

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has begun the recruitment of 128 care needs facilitators as part of a new, statutory home support scheme.

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