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Pay rates on the rise amid social care worker exodus, finds Matrix data

Julian Panter

The number of active social care work placements have reached an all-time high, with average pay rates on the rise in an effort from businesses and councils to attract more candidates into vital roles, according to data from market-leading workforce technology and services platform Matrix.

Despite the rising need for

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Camden trials care tech device to help residents return home from hospital sooner  

Oysta Pearl+ allows patients to return home an average of three days faster

Camden Council, in partnership with Oysta, has successfully piloted a care tech device to allow residents to return from hospital sooner and be fully supported to recover at home.

So far, the Oysta care device has supported over 200 residents

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Meet the new Assistant Executive Director for Adult Social Care

Knowsley Council has appointed Jenny Rollinson as Assistant Executive Director – Adult Social Care.

Jenny has worked at the Council for almost four years, and is currently the Head of Adult Social Care.

Over the last 15 years Jenny has held a number of senior Health and Social Care roles working for both Stockport and

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Knowsley Council announces extra funding to support under pressure Adult Social Care system

Reporter: Stuart Littleford – News

As a result of the increasing pressures being placed on the Adult Social Care system as a result of COVID-19, Knowsley Council has allocated funding and agreed system changes to enhance its support for care providers across the Borough.

These enhancements recognise the increasing demand on services, higher than usual

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Anyone for Mars?

By David E P Dennis FCIPD LCGI RAF – Arachnoid Articles

 

On clear nights it is easy to see Mars, reddish and distant. The planet is around half the size of Earth and the pull of gravity is far less than on our planet. Astronauts travelling to Mars would be weightlessly suspended in what

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