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Honour stories: social care's power of change

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Clenton receiving his MBE from the Queen in 2014.

I am incredibly humbled and honoured to have been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for my contributions to personalisation, disability, social care, and health policy. This blog is a reflection of my journey and an exploration of why it is crucial to recognise people involved in social care.

Supporting adult carers: our role as care professionals

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NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) published their guidance on supporting adult carers in 2020. It aims to improve their lives by helping health and social care practitioners identify people caring for someone and give them the right information and resources to live and care well.

The NHS is 75 and so is the social care system

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Smiling social care nurse

"In difficult and uncertain times, it’s important to be thankful for the constancy of institutions and organisations supporting us through good times and bad", says Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, Deborah Sturdy in a special blog to mark the 75th anniversary of the NHS and the creation of the social care system.

Carers Week 2023: crunching the numbers...

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Elderly man and daughter playinc chess

Emily Holzhausen OBE, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Carers UK, believes we need to think and plan differently for people with unpaid caring responsibilities. Carers Week is an opportunity to look at the scale of caring responsibilities and consider how to we can create more effective support for carers.