The National Children and Adults Services Conference (#NCASC23) returns to the Jurassic Coast and the Bournemouth International Conference Centre (BIC) this week (29 November – 1 December). Find out who, what and where in our conference preview...
As a social care representative in the Topol Digital Fellowship, Preet Shergill, is committed to bridging the gap between offline and digital services and data, making sure social care professionals have equal access to transformative resources and opportunities. Find out more...
It’s been 18 months since the Digitising Social Care programme kicked off, delivering the 3-year £150m investment in digitally transforming the adult social care sector. Time to reflect on progress made...
October was the sixth annual Speak Up Month, led by the National Guardian’s office. It provided an opportunity to raise awareness and highlight the difference Freedom to Speak Up is making for people in the workplace, including in the social care sector.
"We were delighted to win the Nursing Times Nursing in Social Care Award for a project we are both passionate about. Funded by care provider Care UK and The Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) in collaboration with Tympa Health, we researched ways to identify and treat hearing loss for people living in care homes."
Christabel Chinonso U worked as a social care nurse when she first came to the UK from Nigeria in 2022. Keen to boost her confidence and be a positive influence, she participated in a Florence Nightingale Foundation leadership programme for social care nurses from global majority backgrounds. To mark Black History Month, we are proud to share Christabel’s story.
In recent years, the concept of supporting healthcare activities at home has gained significant traction,and for good reason. The COVID-19 pandemic emphasised the importance of accessible, high-quality healthcare, prompting a shift towards home and community-based care as a viable alternative to more traditional health and care settings.
Digital technology can improve care and efficiency – but a cyber attack can devastate a care provider. This National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Mel Judd, South West Regional Coordinator for Better Security, Better Care, outlines some essential issues care providers should consider.
In the last ten years, landmark legislation and policy frameworks have sought to create social care systems which are more person-centred and support individuals to have greater choice and control. Find out about IMPACT's work turning the evidence of this into action.
Shantelle Million-Lawson leads the digital transformation workstream within the Digitising Social Care team, where her role includes the rollout of our adult social care technology fund. Prior to joining the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) she worked in digital transformation for a residential care provider group. In this blog, Shantelle gives an update on the care technology funding offer following its launch in April 2023.
"The key to solving the challenges of the social care sector lies in the hands of the right people using data to make informed decisions and take appropriate actions. Data gives you information. Wisdom is the ability to understand that information and translate it into actions and insights."