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Ambition fuels rewarding social care careers

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Mental Health Nurses Day takes place this week (Wednesday 21 February), an opportunity to celebrate the unique contribution nurses and support workers make to the care sector. A registered nurse for more than 20 years, David Wilmott has worked across a number of health and care services. He tells his story of a very rewarding career...

Academy hopes for more award winning care

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Care workers with residents in care home

Arron Bolland is the Learning Development and Quality Manager at dementia care provider Vida Healthcare’s training centre, Vida Academy. He explains its role in finding new and innovative ways to support the care workforce with career progression and provide the highest quality of care to residents.

Personal perspectives on the Care Workforce Pathway

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Carer and care user shaking hands

Individuals drawing on care services were just as vital contributors to the Care Workforce Pathway as care staff, providers and other sector partners. Jennifer Pearl is a member of Think Local Act Personal’s (TLAP) National Co-Production Advisory Group (NCAG) and has a spinal cord injury. She feels fortunate to have a good home care provider and explains how identifying the right values and behaviours are crucial.

Care Workforce Pathway: the role of lived experience

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People collaborating and generating ideas

Social care colleagues will have better training, clearer career paths and improved job prospects following the announcement of government plans to develop the domestic care workforce. Think Local Act Personal's Tim Parkin explains how his organisation helped gather views from care colleagues and others to inform the Pathway's shape.