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Simon North – Finance Director Outt.com

Outt.com, the fast-growing marketplace for social care staff, is pleased to announce that Simon North has joined the team as Finance Director and advisor to the board.

Care Home Workers to be Fully Vaccinated

We hear from hundreds of professional care workers who are often concerned from news reports about working through an agency. So, it seemed a great time to run through how OUTT.com works and the outstanding benefits

Best Podcasts for Care Workers

We hear from hundreds of professional care workers who are often concerned from news reports about working through an agency. So, it seemed a great time to run through how OUTT.com works and the outstanding benefits on offer!

Time Management Tips for Social Care Staff

Social Care NewsTime seems to be the one commodity social care staff can never have enough of! You can't buy it; there is always a finite amount and yet a seemingly never-ending list of jobs that make it impossible ever to catch up. If that sounds familiar, don't...

The Cheapest Ways for Carers to Get Around London

Social Care NewsCarers are almost always busy! For those of us in the big smoke, travel can be a pretty big challenge, needing to: Flit between placements or shifts. Travel to different care facilities or resident's homes. Beat the rush hour to relax on the journey...

Minimum Holiday and Break Periods for the UK Social Care Sector

Social Care NewsNobody wants to be that person who's brand new to a team and starts niggling about breaks and downtime - however, all care professionals must make sure they're getting the right amount of rest. Care work can be very physical and emotionally...

Payroll Benefits of Working with OUTT.com

We hear from hundreds of professional care workers who are often concerned from news reports about working through an agency. So, it seemed a great time to run through how OUTT.com works and the outstanding benefits on offer!

The Big Sleep-In Shift Pay Debate

As a new force in the social care staffing sector, the team here at Outt.com is always happy to question the status quo when something doesn’t feel right, especially with our people-first ethos. One such debate has arisen around fixed-rate

Book Your Coronavirus Vaccine

As the vaccination programmes roll out across the UK, it’s essential for all social care staff, in any role or position, to ensure they take up their frontline entitlement to receive a jab. There are still millions of fantastic care workers working…

Maintain Care Staff Morale in Difficult Times

We hear from hundreds of professional care workers who are often concerned from news reports about working through an agency. So, it seemed a great time to run through how OUTT.com works and the outstanding benefits on offer!

Top 10 Social Care Worker Gifts

Top 10 Social Care Worker Gifts

Christmas is fast approaching, and with a year that has been challenging for many, it’s an excellent opportunity to show your love and appreciation for the social care workers in your life who have been at the front line managing the strain of the…

Social Care Employer Interview Techniques – Post-COVID

Social Care Employer Interview Techniques – Post-COVID

Interviews are a crucial part of recruitment and help social care workforce managers learn so much more about potential candidates than a CV can possibly tell them. Face-to-face discussions allow employers to see how applicants respond to pressure, how…

Changes in Right to Work Checks for Social Care Employers

Changes in Right to Work Checks for Social Care Employers

Social care employers are no strangers to completing thorough checks on new employees; whether permanent, part-time staff or agency/contingent workers. The sector demands comprehensive verification processes to ensure that staff caring for vulnerable…

OUTT Academy – Social Care Training

OUTT Academy – Social Care Training

Whether you’re an established social care worker or thinking about applying for a care staff job, you know that social care training is just part and parcel – no matter how much of a drag it is. The thing is, training feels almost designed to be inconvenient…

Care Home Safety – Difference in Facemask Grades

Care Home Safety – Difference in Facemask Grades

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has always been a vital resource in care homes. Social care workers are accustomed to safety equipment such as masks, gowns and gloves. The performance and quality of facemasks however, has become increasingly…

Healthy Lunch Alternatives on Your Social Care Shift

Healthy Lunch Alternatives on Your Social Care Shift

We get it – you’re in the middle of a busy social care shift, have a short lunch break, and haven’t eaten anything since you snagged a bite of toast on your way out of the door this morning. It’s always tempting to grab a quick bite to eat from the…

App Will Overturn Hiring in Social Care Sector

App Will Overturn Hiring in Social Care Sector

A new government-backed social care recruitment App is set to revolutionise staff hiring in the sector. In a similar fashion to taxi App Uber, OUTT makes life easier for home care employers to bring in temporary staff – by cutting out the ‘agency’…

Manage Care Worker Stress

Manage Care Worker Stress

Care workers are key-workers and for perhaps the first time ever, the world is really beginning to appreciate just how important our roles are! The unsung heroes of the healthcare world, care workers suffer similar stresses to other healthcare…

Tailor Your CV for a Senior Care Vacancy

Tailor Your CV for a Senior Care Vacancy

Senior care vacancies come up from time to time in some sectors of care, and when they do, they’re fiercely competed for. If you’re applying for a senior care vacancy, now is the time to revamp your CV – and to tailor it exactly to the role you want to…

Why The DBS Update Service is Great for Care Workers

Why The DBS Update Service is Great for Care Workers

Every healthcare worker knows that they might need a new DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check carried out every time they start a new role, simply because safety is the top priority in carer roles. It is now the norm for employers to cover the…

Build Your Social Care CV with OUTT

Build Your Social Care CV with OUTT

Social care jobs are not often considered by careers advisors to be high-powered and dynamic professions, yet actually, those working in the industry will know that they absolutely are – just run on the basis of compassion, care and true connection…

Self Care When Working In Social Care

Self Care When Working In Social Care

Working in social care, you dedicate your career to looking after others and to improving their lives. This journey is rarely linear, nor easy. As a result, many of us find ourselves in stressful situations, working long hours and investing emotionally…

Working as a Homeless Support Worker

Working as a Homeless Support Worker

Through recent turbulent times, it could be said that the UK has done more to acknowledge the issue of homelessness – and put in place support networks – than ever before. Homeless support workers have long been part of the social care worker family…

What does a Family Support Worker job entail?

What does a Family Support Worker job entail?

Social care needs are ever-evolving, growing and developing as society does – and with it so too are the roles and responsibilities of carers and support workers. There are now many different types of social care work and as you review careers in the…

Health and Social Care Jobs with OUTT

Health and Social Care Jobs with OUTT

Health and social care jobs are amongst the most important roles in our society, but for too long social care workers have gone under-paid, under-recognised and under-appreciated. Healthcare employment agencies have for too long made profit their…

Could You Work In Social Care?

Could You Work In Social Care?

Social carers are now considered ‘key workers’ in the UK, and more people than ever are considering roles to support others, as a result of a newfound respect for those helping our society function. Could you work in social care? To work in social care…

Are You Suited to a Mental Health Support Worker Job?

Are You Suited to a Mental Health Support Worker Job?

Are you suited to a Mental Health Support Worker job? In recent years, mental health has entered public perception as a healthcare issue worth discussing, tackling and improving, and finally, it is beginning to get some much-needed and long overdue…

4 Best Resources for Social Care Jobs in London

4 Best Resources for Social Care Jobs in London

Working in healthcare is an incredible career choice! Whether you’re just starting out or are looking to hop up onto the next rung of the ladder, we’ve got you! Finding social care jobs in London can feel like a minefield. With so many different…

Social Care Worker Safety – Lone Working

Social Care Worker Safety – Lone Working

Social care worker safety is always of utmost importance, but even more so if you usually work alone. Let’s look at some of the factors to be aware of, and what you can do to keep yourself protected! What is Lone Working in Social Care? Lone working…

Social Care Worker Safety during Covid-19

Social Care Worker Safety during Covid-19

Our social care workers are invaluable, and provide an amazing service in caring for us when we need it most! (Well we are clapping you every week) For social care worker safety during Covid-19, here are a few things to think about to make sure you…

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Could You Work In Social Care?

Could You Work In Social Care?

Social carers are now considered ‘key workers’ in the UK, and more people than ever are considering roles to support others, as a result of a newfound respect for those helping our society function. Could you work in social care? To work in social care…

Are You Suited to a Mental Health Support Worker Job?

Are You Suited to a Mental Health Support Worker Job?

Are you suited to a Mental Health Support Worker job? In recent years, mental health has entered public perception as a healthcare issue worth discussing, tackling and improving, and finally, it is beginning to get some much-needed and long overdue…

4 Best Resources for Social Care Jobs in London

4 Best Resources for Social Care Jobs in London

Working in healthcare is an incredible career choice! Whether you’re just starting out or are looking to hop up onto the next rung of the ladder, we’ve got you! Finding social care jobs in London can feel like a minefield. With so many different…