"Today, on Young Carers Action Day, it's more important than ever to acknowledge how difficult the last year has been. It’s not in doubt everyone has had their life altered by the events of recent months, but some have been affected more than others." The Children's Society's Melissa Moody reflects on the past 12 months and her part in helping to shape new guidance for young carers like herself.
"A year on from the last International Women’s Day and the mantra of ‘trying to have it all’ has truly taken on a whole new meaning" for Fatima Khan Shah Programme Director of Unpaid Carers and Personalised Care in West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.
In this searingly honest blog, Fatima reflects on caring for loved ones with long term conditions, looking after children and balancing all the difficulties that come with managing complex home lives.
Self Care Week has been organised annually by the Self Care Forum since 2011. Its aims are to raise awareness of and embed support for self care across communities, families and generations. This year’s theme is ‘Live self care for life.’
Professional Care Workers’ Week (1-4 September) happens every year. Although in its relative infancy, the events of the last few months have made these dedicated days of awareness raising more vital than ever. Karolina Gerlich, Executive Director of the Care Workers' Charity explains why she wants to see the care and support sector adopt, support, and promote the week’s themes, values and aspirations.
In our second of two blogs previewing Co-production Week (6-10 July), Danie Woodbridge, Co-production Lead at Oxfordshire County Council, echoes the themes and reflections of SCIE's CEO Kathryn Smith. Co-production has been affected by covid-19 but that doesn't mean it's stopped. Conversations and collaborations continue to flourish online, as she explains.
In our second blog post in the run up to International Women’s Day #IWD2020, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity CEO Sharon Allen celebrates the many amazing and brilliant women who have inspired, supported and challenged her.
In the first in a series of blogs by inspirational women marking International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March, Fran Leddra Joint Chief Social Worker for Adults reflects on the women in her life who have nurtured, taught and inspired her, both personally and professionally. Starting with her amazing mum!
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.
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.
The Royal College of General Practitioners’ Active Practice Charter is the perfect initiative for GPs and their teams to get involved in Self Care Week. It’s seven days of awareness raising organised by the Self Care Forum and taking place 18 – 24 November 2019. The theme is long term and transformative: “Think self care for life”.