A Scarborough care home has seen a strong response to its recruitment campaign offering nurses a free holiday in the sun before they start work.
Steve Douglas, co-chief executive of social housing consultants Altair Ltd and former chief executive of the Housing Corporation, has been appointed the new chair of One Housing.
The latest data has offered a mixed picture of the care jobs market with applications up sharply on a quarter on a quarter basis but down on the previous year.
The adult social care sector faces challenges to recruit and retain enough of the right people. Skills for Care estimates there are around 345,000 leavers in the sector every year – that’s over 900 every day – and approximately 90,000 vacancies at any given time.
Amanda Jones has been appointed quality assurance manager at leading dementia and nursing care home provider, Church Farm Care.
Former NHS England head of nursing strategy and commissioning, Stacey McCann, has been appointed chief operation officer at care village operator, Belong.
A pioneering training programme designed to increase staff retention and reduce agency spending has been relaunched by HC-One.