Venus Training & Consultancy

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Is There a Future for Health and Social Care Apprenticeships?

Added on August 6th, 2014

The changes that are coming to the way that apprenticeship programmes are funded will make it unviable for most care providers to recruit and develop apprentices. That’s not the biased opinion of a care training provider, that’s a summary of the views expressed by, among others, the United Kingdom Home Care Association in their response …read more

If not the Liverpool Care Pathway, then what?

Added on July 24th, 2014

With the demise of the Liverpool Care Pathway, the debate resumes about the most appropriate way to care for people reaching the end of their lives.  It’s a long-running debate – and one made more difficult by a culture that views discussing death and the needs of the dying as an uncomfortable experience. Nobody denies …read more

The Social Care Commitment – More than just Motherhood and Apple Pie

Added on July 9th, 2014

A bit like ‘motherhood and apple pie’ everybody is in favour of higher standards in the delivery of social care services. So wouldn’t it be an obvious and easy step for every social care provider to sign up for the Social Care Commitment? Sure, registering your organisation and staff takes a little time and effort, …read more

Is the CQC Finally ‘Walking the Walk’ on Leadership, Collaboration and Consistency?

Added on June 26th, 2014

If you’ve been watching the news, you’ll have seen that the CQC has recently committed to developing a common framework with Monitor and the Trust Development Agency for evaluating whether an organisation is well-led.  What does this tell us? First it says that being recognised as a well-led provider is important; whether you are an …read more

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