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Make sure you're prepared for autumn boosters

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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."

Developing a new framework for delegated healthcare interventions

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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.

Learning Disability Week: reminding us to reconnect

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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.

Carers Week: mental health support for both carers and the cared for

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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: celebrating and supporting unpaid carers

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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.

Carers Week: make support for unpaid carers reflective of our diverse communities

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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.