Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, is pleased to be working with the Florence Nightingale Foundation to launch a new social care leadership development programme specifically for nurses from black and ethnic minority backgrounds. Find out more in her latest blog...
Making sure vaccination consent is in place for staff and care home residents ahead of the autumn COVID-19 booster programme is essential. As Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care says in her latest blog: "The ever present threat of new, more infectious, variants demands there be no complacency."
“It’s been life-changing having my homesharer living here... It really has made a positive change in my life having someone so kind and friendly around and knowing I am not alone.” Deborah Fox, Head of Homeshare UK, shares this and other testimonies about a truly beneficial model of care.
Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, Deborah Sturdy, and Skills for Care CEO, Oonagh Smyth, look at the progress being made to create a national voluntary framework to support the safe and effective delegation of healthcare interventions to the social care workforce.
Hallmark Care Homes has proudly supported Care Home Open Week for many years and whilst they did their best to virtually open our doors last year to members of the local community, there is no comparison to meeting caring and committed teams in person. Find out more...
Social care is a deeply important and critical part of society. However, it faces a huge uphill battle in being seen and understood as the vital service it truly is. This month’s Care Home Open Week can play a part in raising wider awareness of its value.
Learning Disability Week, in common with many awareness raising events this year, focuses on post-pandemic reconnection. People with learning disabilities and those who support them continue to process the difficulties of the last two years and reacquaint themselves with society.
Tracey thought her fiancé was struggling with his father’s death but realised later he was experiencing psychosis. She describes how caring for him has brought them even closer together. Marking Carers Week, this wonderful blog, brought to us by Rethink Mental Illness, reminds us that, while unpaid carers are doing an amazing job supporting loved ones, they need support and understanding too.
Carers Week has always been about increasing visibility and support for those who give their time, energy and commitment to care for family, friends and loved ones. Which is why, as we emerge from the privations of the pandemic, this year’s theme of making carers more ‘visible, valued and supported’ has never been more relevant.
Being an unpaid carer during a global pandemic takes its toll, as does its aftermath. The impact is not just physical and emotional, it’s financial too. From speaking with her networks of unpaid carers, Fatima Khan-Shah knows these issues are front and centre of their minds during this year’s Carers Week.
Beth Britton, one of three consultants on MacIntyre’s Dying to Talk Project, explains how this project is aiming to open up conversations about death and dying for people with learning disabilities.