Saturday, February 4, 2023

Optimum Care celebrates commitment to Real Living Wage

Optimum Care, a social care provider based in Northern Ireland, has been accredited as a Real Living Wage Employer.

EXCLUSIVE: Connected Health’s road to recruitment

Director Ryan Williams chats with SCP about how his company plans to take on 1,000 care workers across Northern and Southern Ireland during a nationwide recruitment crisis.

Care workers being forced to ‘eat or heat’, says union

Care workers in Northern Ireland are being forced to choose to ‘eat of heat’ due to the cost of living crisis, a union has warned.

Domestic Care Group launches menopause policy to support female staff

The new policy provides managers with a four-step procedure to help employees deal with menopausal symptoms whilst at work. 
Minister Stephen Donnelly

Ireland announces €100,000 death in service scheme for healthcare workers

A tax-free payment of €100,000 for the estate of healthcare workers who died having contracted COVID-19 in their workplace has been announced by Minister of Health, Stephen Donnelly TD.

Gold Care Homes launches Softworks’ Workforce Management Solution

Gold Care Homes has implemented Softworks’ Workforce Management Solution to manage employee Time, Attendance, Rostering, Skills and HR for their 2,000 employees across 24 care homes.

Home Instead UK creates advisory council for newly named ‘care professionals’

Selected Care Pros from across the four UK nations will sit on the new Care Pro Council, which will meet with the executive leadership team three times a year.

Mowlam Healthcare launches employee assistance programme

Leading Irish nursing home provider Mowlam Healthcare has launched an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

HCCI calls for urgent clarity on home care workers’ eligibility for...

The HCCI believes that healthcare workers in hospitals and nursing homes will receive the payment, but said it is unclear whether home care workers will be eligible.

GMB praises Praxis Care’s workforce package

A new pay and benefits packages undertaken by leading social care provider Praxis Care for its 1,800 employees has been praised and agreed by the GMB union.

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