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11 Oct 2019, 10:08
October is a packed month for us with events going on all over the country, but we took the time to travel down to the NEC and attend one of our favourites, The Care Show. This show is always an enjoyable event with a wide range of care providers, suppliers and more than a few surprise exhibitors with innovative products or services.
8 Oct 2019, 07:52
We’ve been hard at work introducing more subsidiary products available to your customers and also making sure you have all the tools you need to succeed. Since launching our sales dashboard in January, it has gone from strength to strength. It is allowing you to set up policies easier and find out exactly who’s on cover at any point. Today we introduce the most significant update since launch - say hello to all your reporting in one place.
2 Oct 2019, 10:54
During 2019 we have made it our mission to engage with our customers and partners on a deeper level. What better way to do this than at conversations and shows that boost interaction amongst individuals and organisation that purchase our products. For the first time, we travelled down to the Kent Event Centre for Rise 4 Disability, and despite the terrible weather, we loved every minute of it.
31 Jul 2019, 14:15
Skill For Care recently introduced the Workforce Development Fund (WDF). This initiative provides a pot of money for businesses to access if they wish to deliver a workplace development program. Companies can deliver each learning program for up to 20 people and could qualify for £500 or £125 per learner depending on the course taken.
31 Jul 2019, 08:38
We are proud to announce all our calls going forward will support the Next Generation Text Service (NGT). The new app brings text relay services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-impaired people into the 21st Century, providing conversations and telephone call information right on your mobile phone screen.
31 Jul 2019, 08:19
You won't find out which character in Friends you are, or learn some boring trivia, but what about instead of fake internet points, an online quiz could point you towards a gratifying career in social care?
7 Jun 2019, 09:03
We can't say for sure what the future will hold for equipment provided on the personal wheelchair budgets, but with local authority budgets pushed to their limits and no room left for repairs in allocations, it should not be left to the customer to foot the bill, that’s where we come in.
31 May 2019, 12:43
As we celebrate our 25th year providing specialist insurance, our business model has never wavered. We consider each one of our business partners not just dear friends but also essential to all of our achievements, so when AMP magazine asked us to sponsor the second year of their mobility sector awards, it was an easy decision.
5 Apr 2019, 13:06
Since 2014, the highlight of our year has been Trade Days at the NEC in Birmingham. We spent much of our year building up to it, and the rest of the year afterwards catching up with all the great people we interacted with at the event. So it was with great sadness to hear that after 4 years the event is coming to an end.
27 Sep 2018, 10:36
Most of you are probably aware that when a PA is required to sleep at a service users home and required to remain on site that every hour will be considered time-work and therefore should be paid at or above the NMW regardless of whether the employee is awake or asleep.
27 Sep 2018, 10:36
The Blue Badge scheme which allows holders to park for free in pay and display bays and up to three hours on roads with yellow lines is about to undergo a massive overhaul. Now people with “hidden disabilities” such as autism and other mental health conditions will now also be able to apply for a blue badge permit starting in 2019.
27 Sep 2018, 10:36
Could the law on mobility scooter's and insurance about to be changed?
27 Sep 2018, 10:36
With the summer now officially over, temperatures dropping and wind speeds increasing the UK braces itself for the potential of extreme weather conditions. The UK is no stranger to bad weather, last year alone Storm Katie, the eleventh storm of that season, reached wind speeds of over 100mph.
27 Sep 2018, 10:36
The NHS has a wide range of services to offer patients to meet any issues they may have, but sometimes even that is not enough, and this is where personal health budgets (PHBs) comes in. PHBs aims to replicate the success of the personal budgets and direct payments scheme available within social care, and basically offers a patient a cash payment instead of a direct service.
27 Sep 2018, 10:36
or many, Google Maps is an essential app for travelling. It has transformed navigation, making it far easier to get from A to B. Despite this, as Belinda Bradley points out, it is not always the case if you have a disability. Google Maps provide different options for all modes of individual and public transport yet there are no alternative routes that allow provision for those who are disabled or in need of assistance.