September 08, 2011 -- Able Newsflash No.287

Care News

Public sector spending cuts may be responsible for the reduced number of newly qualified social workers being offered employment in England. 27% of newly qualified social workers are currently without jobs. The figures refer to the 2010 figure of 4,082 graduates. In Scotland where the number is much smaller at 845, the number unemployed is 4%, and Wales 7% on a figure of 230 graduates.
(Source: GSCC)

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In-House News

Prospective clients have been visited this week in: Scotland (3), Hampshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire.

Client monitoring visits have taken place in Norfolk.

One potential live in carer has been interviewed.

A new post has commenced in Somerset for an older lady with osteoarthritis. Care Manager is Colin and weekly wage is �571.00 inc.

Requests for free postal copies of our bi-monthly Gazette continue to come in, the latest from Doncaster.

Interesting Information / Statistics

In Essex the average fee for nursing care is in excess of �750.00pw. In Scotland, the average fee for nursing care in Midlothian and East Lothian is almost �700.00pw.
(Source: CMM)

1.2 million people die each year on the world's roads.

Question of the Week
"I would like to be an organ donor but as I am in my seventies am I barred? If not how do I go about giving my details?"

Answer : No you are not barred. Anyone can register and indeed figures show that many people in their 70s and 80s have become donors and saved lives.

To register your details you can do one of several things:

We hope you have enjoyed reading this and "see you next week".

Best Wishes,
Angela Gifford, Proprietor
Able Community Care.

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