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Date posted: 24/02/2021

Care home residents allowed visitors

Care home residents will be allowed one visitor from the 8th of March

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that care home residents will be allowed to have one indoor visitor from the 8th of March. The scheme will allow a single visitor to hold hands with their relative/friend in the care home and make repeat visits.

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Date posted: 18/02/2021

Training apprentices in business

CMI call for the Chancellor must urgently prioritise management apprenticeships

Good managers are essential to the success of any business or organisation, and management apprenticeships have become popular since the government reformed workplace training funding in 2015 by making employers with annual payrolls greater than £3m set aside an equivalent to 0.5% as an apprenticeship levy. However, as the UK government starts to plan the country’s economic recovery, the CMI analysis estimates that even pre-Pandemic there were a staggering 1.3 million employers who were not offering any apprenticeships.

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Date posted: 16/02/2021

Jogging as a daily exercise regime

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock on proposals for a Health and Care Bill

The Health and Social Care Secretary, with the support of NHS England and health and care system leaders, has outlined new proposals to build on the successful NHS response to the pandemic. The proposals will bring health and care services closer together to build back better by improving care and tackling health inequalities through measures to address obesity, oral health and patient choice.

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Date posted: 10/02/2021

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

National Apprenticeship Week 8-14 Feb 2021: Building future leaders

The theme of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week is ‘Build the Future.’ While the aim is rightly to promote the benefits and long-term gains of employing young people into a variety of apprenticeships to ‘Build the Future’, it is also true that existing managers are building the future, and must continue to do so, however uncertain that future might appear right now.

If you’re part of a management team within an organisation, you’ll be responsible for building a team that can help the business meet its strategic objectives.

You’ll want to hire the right talent and particularly you’ll want to develop your existing team members to bring specific skills to bear on those objectives. Those at senior levels of an organisation have a huge amount of input and responsibility when it comes to ‘building the future’ of the organisation.

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January 2021

Date posted: 28/01/2021

NHS Care worker caring for patient

Over half-a-million additional care workers will be needed in England by 2035 to meet demand

When the COVID-19 tide finally turns, what will it reveal? One thing is for certain the demand for care and a workforce to satisfy it will remain. In October last year, Skills for Care estimated that over half-a-million additional care workers will be needed in England by 2035 to meet demand. Whilst the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the essential contribution made by paid carers, it also demonstrated how physically and emotionally demanding the job can be. As the dust settles, this may cause some to exit and deter others from entering the profession.

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November 2020

Date posted: 04/11/2020

New apprentice learning at home

Employers encouraged to sign up for apprentice cash boost

To get more people into work the Government are now offering employers of all sizes generous cash incentives to employ new Apprentices and to help people get back into employment. These new cash incentives are key for the economy to recover after COVID-19.

As part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, employers are being offered £2,000 for each new Apprentice they hire aged under 25, and £1,500 for each newly recruited apprentice aged 25 and over. This includes taking on an apprentice who has been made redundant.

To find out more information on the cash incentives on offer you can visit the GOV.UK website.

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July 2020

Date posted: 08/07/2020

Chancellor expected to reveal sliding scale of employer cash incentives to boost apprenticeships

The chancellor is set to announce a sliding scale of cash incentives for employers to take on both young and adult apprentices in his summer statement today, FE Week understands.

Firms are expected to receive more for taking on under 25s. Rishi Sunak is due to provide the details this afternoon as he unveils his plan to tackle the anticipated largescale unemployment caused by Covid-19.

Under current Education and Skills Funding Agency rules, employers and providers already receive a £1,000 incentive each for taking on an apprentice aged 16 to 18.

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