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How can we encourage more young people to embark on a career in social care?
How can we encourage more young people to embark on a career in social care?
While the social care industry employs 1.45m people, there are currently 110,000 vacancies within social care — a numbe...
10 Years and Growing!
10 Years and Growing!
Happy 2019!!! You may think I’m a few months too late to see in the New Year but at Charles Hunter Associates, we are ...
01 Mar 2019
Posted by: Joel Tillyer
Full steam ahead
Full steam ahead
It is late February 2019, and we are racing towards the end of Q1 already. Last year we set some pretty adventurous targets...
22 Feb 2019
Posted by: Jonathan Wadsworth
Increased Funding for Trainee Social Workers
Increased Funding for Trainee Social Workers
This week it was announced that the Frontline Children’s Social Work Training Programme would receive vital funding, th...
24 Jan 2019
Posted by: Brian Allbrighton
Learning from afar: how Japan transformed Social Care for the elderly
Learning from afar: how Japan transformed Social Care for the elderly
Social Care in England is coming under increasing strain. An ageing society is placing ever-more complex demands upon Social ...
28 Nov 2018
Posted by: Mark Beaver
Employee Spotlight: Cassie Hoskings
Employee Spotlight: Cassie Hoskings
This month, we have spoken to Locum Social Work Consultant, Cassie Hoskings. She tells us about the benefits offered at ...
Finalist at the Laingbuisson Social Care Awards 2018!
Finalist at the Laingbuisson Social Care Awards 2018!
Charles Hunter Associates has been named a Finalist for the ‘Recruiter’ category in the Laingbuisson Awards 2018....
Abby Bryant Joins Compliance+ Standards Committee
Abby Bryant Joins Compliance+ Standards Committee
On the 6th November, APSCo announced the new members of the Social Work and Education Compliance+ Standards Committees. The S...
09 Nov 2018
Posted by: Jonathan Wadsworth
Finalist for 'Best Small Recruitment Agency' 2018
Finalist for 'Best Small Recruitment Agency' 2018
The NORAs (National Online Recruitment Awards) were established in order to recognise and acclaim the very best examples of o...
How to Choose an Umbrella Company
How to Choose an Umbrella Company
An Umbrella Company is responsible for making the necessary statutory PAYE deductions for you, including tax and National Ins...
22 Oct 2018
Posted by: Jack Evans-Walsh
The role of technology in the Social Care sector
The role of technology in the Social Care sector
The need for local services to transform the way in which they deliver care has never been greater. With an ageing population...
19 Oct 2018
Posted by: Mark Beaver
Employee Spotlight: Drew Marlow
Employee Spotlight: Drew Marlow
This month, we have spoken to Senior Consultant, Drew Marlow. His employee spotlight has focused on why he chose Charles Hunt...
Join us at Community Care Live 2018
Join us at Community Care Live 2018
On the 25th and 26th September, Charles Hunter Associates will be attending Community Care Live 2018! This will be our sixth ...
5 Things You Should Always Include on a Social Work CV
5 Things You Should Always Include on a Social Work CV
It’s tough to know where to begin when writing or re-writing your Social Work CV. The main thing to remember is to play...
22 Aug 2018
Posted by: Tom Mckenna
Our Fourth Year of Compliance+ Accreditation!
Our Fourth Year of Compliance+ Accreditation!
On the 25th July, Charles Hunter Associates passed APSCo’s Compliance+ accreditation for the fourth year in a row! Com...
The Perception of Social Care and the Workforce Crisis
The Perception of Social Care and the Workforce Crisis
It comes as no surprise that finding top quality Care Staff is becoming increasingly difficult. Fewer people are considering ...
23 Jul 2018
Posted by: Mark Beaver
What is required for a career in adoption and fostering social work?
What is required for a career in adoption and fostering social work?
A career in social work can be incredibly demanding, but for many people, it’s the most rewarding work they’ll ev...
26 Jun 2018
Posted by: Jamil Olweny
Charles Hunter Associates Partnering with Feefo Reviews!
Charles Hunter Associates Partnering with Feefo Reviews!
You may have noticed a new addition the Charles Hunter home page…  Charles Hunter Associates have decided to p...
04 Jun 2018
Posted by: Jonathan Wadsworth
7 Things You Should Never Include on a Social Work CV
7 Things You Should Never Include on a Social Work CV
It can be tempting to try and include as much as possible on your Social Work CV. You want the person reading it to get a rea...
13 Apr 2018
Posted by: Tom Mckenna
Charles Hunter Associates Shortlisted for Two Recruiter Awards!
Charles Hunter Associates Shortlisted for Two Recruiter Awards!
You may have heard through the Social Media grapevine that yesterday, Charles Hunter Associates was shortlisted for not one, ...
Average Caseloads for UK Social Workers
Average Caseloads for UK Social Workers
The Department for Education has released it’s second Annual Statistics Report on Children and Family Social Workers in...
19 Mar 2018
Posted by: Tom Mckenna
Charles Hunter Associates at the Onrec Awards!
Charles Hunter Associates at the Onrec Awards!
At Charles Hunter Associates, we know that time is precious, and nothing is more tedious than a difficult job application pro...
Flexibility in social work: Is it possible, and how can we achieve it?
Flexibility in social work: Is it possible, and how can we achieve it?
Flexible work conditions are increasingly demanded by the modern workforce, with 67% of employees wishing they were offered f...
27 Feb 2018
Posted by: Tom Mckenna
Our Charity of the Year for 2018
Our Charity of the Year for 2018
Our Chosen Charity is... The Intensive Care Unit at Royal Berkshire HospitalThe Intensive Care Unit at Royal Berkshire H...
A Social Worker's Guide to 2018
A Social Worker's Guide to 2018
It’s that time of year again… January has hit and if you are anything like me, you have already broken a New Yea...
09 Jan 2018
Posted by: Marcus Burns
CHA Insights: Consultant's Consultant Award
CHA Insights: Consultant's Consultant Award
Our Consultant’s Consultant: Drew Marlow. At the end of every year, Charles Hunter Associates hosts an Annual Awar...
CHA Insights: Director's Choice Award
CHA Insights: Director's Choice Award
Director’s Choice Winner: Marcus Burns. At the end of every year, Charles Hunter Associates hosts an Annual Awards...
Success in Social Work: How to start and progress your career
Success in Social Work: How to start and progress your career
The Social Work sector continues to flourish in the UK, with the Adult Social Care sector employing 18,500 social workers in ...
23 Nov 2017
Posted by: Tom Mckenna
Therapy Dogs for Social Care
Therapy Dogs for Social Care
On the 8th November, Charles Hunter Associates was lucky enough to be visited by Therapy Dogs Nationwide. Using animals, e...
The Government Vs. Social Care
The Government Vs. Social Care
It is no great secret that Social Care is a perpetually under-funded sector. However, last week has seen the bleakest announc...
25 Oct 2017
Posted by: Mark Beaver