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Care and support
Self Care Week returns 13-19 November this year. It's the annual, UK-wide awareness week run by the Self Care Forum, a charity aiming to further the reach of self-care in the population, making it everyone’s everyday habit and culture, to think and practice self-care.
In collaboration with Skills for Care, Ipsos, and The University of Kent, a national survey was recently launched to learn more about how we can improve support for the adult social care workforce. Have you had your say yet?
As the much-anticipated Professional Care Workers’ Week in 2023 gets underway, Chief Executive, Karolina Gerlich, is thrilled to share why The Care Workers Charity promotes this vital week of awareness and appreciation.
High-quality care planning is at the heart of delivering safer, more personalised, care. Moving care plans into a digital format, called a digital social care record (DSCR), makes it easier for care providers to manage care and respond to people’s needs more rapidly.
The NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme provides financial support to families and dependents of frontline health and social care staff who sadly died from COVID-19, while delivering frontline care during the pandemic, but the window for eligible claims is closing.
Zoe Fry, a director of The Outstanding Society, has recently been honoured with an OBE for her contributions to social care and nursing. She explains how humbled she felt to receive it and the journey which brought her to this point in her latest blog.
The NHS and Care Volunteer Responders programme, which was originally created to support NHS colleagues and services in England during the pandemic, has recently extended its reach to adult social care. The joint programme aims to ease pressure on care providers and enhance the experience of people drawing on care services.
When Barbara Johnson learned she had been awarded the MBE for her contribution to social care, she was truly humbled by it. To have national recognition for her years of hard work was something she had never contemplated...
As part of the plans for reform, set out in the 2021 government white paper, People at the Heart of Care, the digitising social care programme is supporting widespread digitisation across the sector to improve the quality, safety and personalisation of care and support services.