Our care and support colleagues need our understanding, compassion and support, just as we expect them to do the same for the most vulnerable in our society. As the #COVID-19 outbreak continues, Lisa Lenton, England Director for the Association for Real Change and currently Chair of the Care Provider Alliance explains why the way we treat and perceive these amazing professionals is critical to the health and wellbeing of us all.
It is a very welcome return to the Social Care News Blog for Des Kelly OBE of the Care Providers Alliance. It is also a refreshing change of subject from recent posts as Des heralds the first ever National Intergenerational Week next month - encouraging recreation, communication and education between young and old across the country.
Fatima Khan Shah, unpaid carer representative in the NHS West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, knows from personal experience that caring can be extremely rewarding. It can also impact on our health and wellbeing in dramatic ways - and at any age. On Young Carers Awareness Day she considers the ways we can improve identification, care and support for our thousands of young carers..
Getting involved in Self Care Week isn't difficult, It shouldn’t interfere with or make life harder; if anything it should make it better and give you a chance to enhance your life. It doesn’t have to cost a lot either, says Nathan Skelton, Senior Communications and Engagement Officer, Fylde Coast Clinical Commissioning Group.
Strength based social care needs a different kind of leadership says the Social Care Institute for Excellence's Ewan King in his latest blog. "Leadership is a collaborative process, building coalitions of people who want to make a difference". Find out more...
The primary purpose of homecare services is to support people to remain independent and well at home. Colin Angel, Policy and Campaigns Director at the United Kingdom Homecare Association, shares primary concerns from the sector and signposts to the advice and support available for home care service providers.
No, Elton John hasn’t updated another of his songs to reflect a significant moment in the life of our nation, but if he did, when it comes to our departure from the EU, he’d want to be very confident our amazing care providers are all still standing.
TLAP’s Clenton Farquharson marks his first Quality Matters board meeting as Chair with his personal view on what quality in adult social care means to him.
Sharon Allen OBE, formerly CEO of Skills for Care and now bringing her many years of experience and expertise to the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, explains the care provider's highly effective holistic and community based approach to palliative and end of life care.
Nan Maitland, an occupational therapist in south London, developed the first UK Homeshare programme back in the late eighties. This was in direct response to the needs of older people in the borough who needed a little extra support to carry on living independently in their own homes. Fast forward to 2019 and the homeshare model is thriving at home and abroad...