Latest News Stories

In this section we hope to provide you with links to relevant local and national news and updates in adult social care.


Updated CQC guidance about medication

2nd May 2019

Adult social care employers have a responsibility to ensure the proper and safe use of medicines, and that responsible staff are suitably trained and competent. CQC has updated their guidance for regulated adult social care services, which includes advice about administering medicines covertly, disposing of medicines and safe administration using feeding tubes. Medway College of […]

Would you like training in your own home or place of work?

1st February 2019 Training

The Medway College of Social Care can arrange bespoke training at your place of work or in your own home if you employ Personal Assistants.  Some courses can be delivered on a Saturday, which is proving very popular with Personal Assistants. Our most popular courses include: Moving and Handling of People Catheter and Stoma Care […]

Carers Trust produce Relationship Guide

27th July 2017

Carers Trust have released a Relationship Guide, which aims to help carers prevent problems rather than only getting help when there is a crisis. There are two guides available: If you are caring for the person you’re in a relationship with If you’re looking after a parent, neighbour or family member To view the Relationship […]

Size and structure of the adult social care sector and workforce in England, 2017

27th July 2017

This report provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in England. The report contains seven sections; introduction, organisations, establishments, individual employers, workforce, trends and forecasts. It’s compiled using data from the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC).  The highlights from the report have been illustrated in an infographic. You […]

New dedicated Moving and Handling training room available now

29th June 2015 Moving and Handling, Training

In partnership with Medway Council’s Adult Social Care team, we are proud to offer training in our fully equipped Moving and Handling training room. This room is dedicated to delivering safe and effective manual handling practices and is unique to social care in Medway. MCSC courses will be delivered in this suite, but it will also be […]

Become a Better Medway Champion

22nd April 2015

Medway Council’s A Better Medway initiative has a network of champions across Medway with relevant knowledge and skills to help people in the community to make informed choices about healthy lifestyles and how to access support services. If you are someone in the community with a range of contacts then you could become a Better […]

Using service users to co-deliver training

22nd April 2015

In an article on The Guardian Social Care Network, Laura Netley and Sarah Pryce from The Smart Enterprise explain how the training that they deliver benefits from using service users and carers to co-deliver the training alongside their qualified social care trainers.

Carers and the Care Act

26th March 2015 Care Act, Carers

The Guardian’s look at preparing carers for the Care Act

Dementia Challenge

28th July 2014 Dementia, Department of Health

The Department of Health’s website on the dementia challenge which is one of the biggest challenges we face as the population ages.