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Social prescribing to be major talking point during Self Care Week 2017

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"Since the formation of the Self Care Forum in 2011, great progress has been made in embedding self care into everyday life," says Kingston-Upon-Thames GP and forum co-chair, Dr Pete Smith. This year’s Self Care Week, running 13 -19 November …

Co-production Week: will it catch on? What about the ukulele?

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When the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) ran the first ever National Co-production Week last year they had no idea if the concept would gather momentum, recalls Tina Coldham, SCIE’s Co-production Network chair… With great anxiety we began feverishly …

Supporting carers to remain employed

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Juggling caring responsibilities with employment is sometimes too much. Employees too often decide they can’t do both and leave the workplace. But that’s not saying anything new, says Pamela Holmes, Practice Development Manager at the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). What …

A society that respects, values and supports carers

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With the call for evidence for the new Carers Strategy now closed, Heléna Herklots, Chief Executive of Carers UK, reflects upon what carers may want to see from the new strategy. Carers UK’s vision is of a society that respects, …