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Employees working in social care in the North East enjoy a salary premium of around £6,185 in their pay cheque each year

North East social care workers receive highest salary ‘premium’

Social care workers in the North East of England receive the highest salary ‘premium’, according to social care recruitment agency Randstad Care . The recruiter analysed more than...
MD Thomas Owens said the launch of Essentual Group of Companies is the ’next step’ in the company’s plan

Essential Healthcare Solutions launches parent company

Following a 32% growth in 2014, medical equipment and services provider Essential Healthcare Solutions has launched a new holding company, Essential Group of Companies. Essential Group of Companies...
Randstad Care MD Victoria Short says social care workers must be able to manage budgets and stay on top of new regulations

Social care workers need new skills to thrive

Non-vocational skills are now just as important as qualifications, experience and job-specific attributes, according to social care recruitment agency Randstad Care . How employees interact with...
Randstad Care’s Victoria Short said it’s no surprise job security is so important given recent changes to social care funding


Social carers are the only section of the UK workforce to list non-salary factors as their prime consideration when looking for a job, according to research carried out by specialist care...
Two thirds of care jobs were paid below the living wage last year

Almost a million care jobs pay below living wage

Two thirds of all care jobs in the UK (930,000 in total) paid below the living wage last year, according to a new report published by independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation. The report...
New Dementia Care Assessment from Cognisco aims to raise standards

Dementia Care Assessment hopes to raise standards

UK care home providers will be able to gain insight into the competency of carers working with dementia sufferers thanks to a new assessment launched by people risk specialists Cognisco, in...

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