Looking for a meaningful career where you’ll be able to make a real difference to people’s lives every single day? Whether you’re new to care or you’ve got years of experience, this blog from a care home manager of homes specialising in dementia care is an inspiration.
As the campaign to encourage more frontline care and health workers to book their COVID-19 booster and flu vaccinations continues, we're delighted to share this message from Shared Lives carer, Mike Jacobs. The Shared Lives model, in which carers and those they care for share a home and community life, makes it even more important to maximise protection for everyone in their domestic circle.
Shared Lives is an approach where an adult or young person, who needs long term support, is matched with a carefully approved carer. Together, the person needing support and the carer share family and community life. The model is looking to grow once more.
To mark Carers Rights Day, Carers UK has released a new report: Cycles of Caring: transitions in and out of unpaid caring. It’s prompting a rethink of the way we identify carers.
Self Care Week, the annual national awareness campaign, encouraging support for self care across communities, families and generations, is back and lead, once again, by the Self Care Forum.
Terri Spruce is Clinical Development Lead at specialist dementia care provider, Vida Healthcare. Her role gives her the opportunity to build rewarding relationships with staff, residents and families and help promote the take up of COVID-19 booster and flu vaccinations.
Earlier this year, the prestigious Nursing Times Awards announced the introduction of a dedicated category for social care nursing. Our Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, Deborah Sturdy, celebrates the very first winners. Find out who in her latest blog...
The National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCASC) is back - and in the physical realm this time after two years of pandemic-enforced virtual presentations. Once again, the Manchester Central Exhibition Centre is the venue for the year's biggest social care event, taking place this week, 2 - 4 November.
Ahead of the We Are Social Care Nursing conference on 3 November, Lucy Gillespie, Project Manager for Regulated Professional Workforce at Skills for Care, gives us an overview of what to expect from its theme: 'Shaping the future of nursing in social care'.
We are delighted to host this blog from Self Care Forum board member and senior pharmacist, Ade Williams MBE. In particular, he addresses the issue of waning immunity, an aspect of vaccination easy to forget, but one we must keep in mind as we seek to maintain protection for ourselves and those around us.
Dementia care specialists, Vida Healthcare, have been in the process of rolling out the latest batch of Covid-19 and flu vaccines to everyone living and working in their three care homes to protect them as they head into the winter months. This care for staff and residents is at the heart of their ethos.