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Blended Learning

Thanks again for the recent feedback, please do keep it coming.  This week I wanted to talk about something we probably should have blogged about before now but, as we have launched our app this week, it seemed like the right time.  It was interesting how many times it has come up in conversations and…

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CQC Training

CQC Hub…

Thanks to everyone who has shared their feedback with us about the CQC Hub already; please do keep it coming and remember, if you share the things that made a difference to you, we can share and make a difference to everyone in the same situation. As we said last week, the idea of the…

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CQC Training

CQC Training Hub

In the very near future, we will be launching a new area of our website – the CQC Training Hub.  This week, I wanted to take a few moments to share some of the thinking behind why we have set this up and how we hope you can help us to develop it further as…

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Grey Matter Learning | eLearning Training | Centre of Excellence

Care Certificate Assessors

Happy Sixth Birthday, Care Certificate! So here we are, April 2021, six years on and the Care Certificate is still going strong…  and yet it would seem that assessing the Care Certificate still has some of the same challenges.  We have blogged about some of these recently: https://greymatterlearning.co.uk/blog/care-certificate https://greymatterlearning.co.uk/blog/care-certificate-assessing I am not planning to go…

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live-in care

40 million family carers

It is no secret that, as we age, we need a little extra help here and there.  But when you suffer from Dementia, the level of care needed can quickly increase, especially in the later stages of a diagnosis. Dementia is ever prevalent in the UK as close to one million people suffer from it,…

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April 1st

This year, to celebrate starting our 15th year of supporting the adult social care sector,  we thought we would give away some of our courses for free. Oh, hang on, it is April 1st! Actually, this is no April Fools because we already give away some of our courses free of charge to the whole…

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Care Management Software partner

Log My Care

What is Log my Care? Log my Care is an award-winning care management software company and Grey Matter Learning’s newest partner. Their simple and intuitive software is used by hundreds of Carers and Care Managers across the U.K. every day. The best part? The core software is totally free. Yes, you read that right! Log…

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Grey Matter Learning | eLearning Training | Centre of Excellence

Care Certificate Assessing

Thanks to everyone who shared their feedback following last week’s post.  As promised, this week I am going to cover: Care Certificate Self Assessment Care Certificate Assessors Care Certificate Assessment Don’t forget – we are Care Certificate champions and a Skills for Care Centre of Excellence, but there are some challenges that do need addressing,…

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care certificate

Care Certificate

The Care Certificate will be six years old next month; I remember the launch like it was yesterday.  How things have moved on since April 2015! The Care Certificate has its critics and its champions; I like to think that we fall into the champion category.  I know that in recent articles following COVID and…

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No jab, No job?

As you may have read last week, some 80% of healthcare workers and 66% of social care staff have so far chosen to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Because of this lower take-up, the UK government is now considering making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory across these workplaces. This issue of mandatory vs voluntary vaccinations is a bit…

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