Skip to main content

Social care reform

Why volunteering is good news for the social care workforce

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Care and support, Communities, Social care reform, Workforce
Young person helping old man with walker

Building on the success of the NHS's volunteering initiative in healthcare settings, the Government has now expanded the scheme into social care - forming a joint NHS and Care Volunteer Responders Programme. Care providers can now ask volunteers to help people in their local areas...

Delegated healthcare activities: the principles of great care

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Care and support, Integrated care, Social care reform, Workforce

What’s your definition of high quality care and support? Safe? Consistent? Person-centred? It is all those things. Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse fort Adult Social Care, celebrates the publication of ‘Delegated healthcare activities: guiding principles for health and social care in England’, giving social care colleagues enhanced tools to deliver the very best care.

International Nurses Day: celebrating our values, strengths and ambition

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Care and support, Events, Leadership, Social care reform, Workforce
Social care nurse chatting with resident

This month sees the annual celebration of International Nurses Day on 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. In difficult and uncertain times, celebrating social care nursing's amazing contribution to the health and wellbeing of our communities is more important than ever.

Help us shape a career pathway for care workers

People running up building blocks

"Talk to any employer, or person who draws on care and support, and they will tell you that the people who work in social care are undoubtedly the sector’s biggest asset". As a new call for evidence launches, Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care and Oonagh Smyth, Chief Executive of Skills for Care, set out their united view of an amazing workforce and its future potential...