Self Care Week, the annual national awareness campaign, encouraging support for self care across communities, families and generations, is back and lead, once again, by the Self Care Forum.
Earlier this year, the prestigious Nursing Times Awards announced the introduction of a dedicated category for social care nursing. Our Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, Deborah Sturdy, celebrates the very first winners. Find out who in her latest blog...
The National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCASC) is back - and in the physical realm this time after two years of pandemic-enforced virtual presentations. Once again, the Manchester Central Exhibition Centre is the venue for the year's biggest social care event, taking place this week, 2 - 4 November.
Ahead of the We Are Social Care Nursing conference on 3 November, Lucy Gillespie, Project Manager for Regulated Professional Workforce at Skills for Care, gives us an overview of what to expect from its theme: 'Shaping the future of nursing in social care'.
Hallmark Care Homes has proudly supported Care Home Open Week for many years and whilst they did their best to virtually open our doors last year to members of the local community, there is no comparison to meeting caring and committed teams in person. Find out more...
Social care is a deeply important and critical part of society. However, it faces a huge uphill battle in being seen and understood as the vital service it truly is. This month’s Care Home Open Week can play a part in raising wider awareness of its value.
Tracey thought her fiancé was struggling with his father’s death but realised later he was experiencing psychosis. She describes how caring for him has brought them even closer together. Marking Carers Week, this wonderful blog, brought to us by Rethink Mental Illness, reminds us that, while unpaid carers are doing an amazing job supporting loved ones, they need support and understanding too.
Carers Week has always been about increasing visibility and support for those who give their time, energy and commitment to care for family, friends and loved ones. Which is why, as we emerge from the privations of the pandemic, this year’s theme of making carers more ‘visible, valued and supported’ has never been more relevant.
Being an unpaid carer during a global pandemic takes its toll, as does its aftermath. The impact is not just physical and emotional, it’s financial too. From speaking with her networks of unpaid carers, Fatima Khan-Shah knows these issues are front and centre of their minds during this year’s Carers Week.
Today is International Nurses Day and, while many outside the caring professions tend to think of nursing in a purely clinical context, those working in or with the adult social care sector know it is so much broader in scope, complexity and provision.