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Building on leadership with the Florence Nightingale Foundation

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Social care deputy care home manager, Emily Pimm, had never heard of the Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership Scholarship programme before, but after a discussion with a friend about helping people understand the impact of coronavirus restrictions on care homes during the pandemic, she decided the scholarship would be a way to get her voice heard.

A message for the festive season from Deborah Sturdy

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Strength through adversity It’s been another eventful, challenging, but productive year, a year in which adult social care colleagues have continued to deliver amazing care and support right across the country. In a constantly changing world, your compassion, skills and …

Positive dementia care: a win for staff and residents

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Looking for a meaningful career where you’ll be able to make a real difference to people’s lives every single day? Whether you’re new to care or you’ve got years of experience, this blog from a care home manager of homes specialising in dementia care is an inspiration.

Vaccination: shared responsibility for Shared Lives carers

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As the campaign to encourage more frontline care and health workers to book their COVID-19 booster and flu vaccinations continues, we're delighted to share this message from Shared Lives carer, Mike Jacobs. The Shared Lives model, in which carers and those they care for share a home and community life, makes it even more important to maximise protection for everyone in their domestic circle.

Developing our care colleagues and keeping everyone safe

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Terri Spruce is Clinical Development Lead at specialist dementia care provider, Vida Healthcare. Her role gives her the opportunity to build rewarding relationships with staff, residents and families and help promote the take up of COVID-19 booster and flu vaccinations.

NCASC 2022 is here!

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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.

Get vaccinated: boost immunity and confidence

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We are delighted to host this blog from Self Care Forum board member and senior pharmacist, Ade Williams MBE. In particular, he addresses the issue of waning immunity, an aspect of vaccination easy to forget, but one we must keep in mind as we seek to maintain protection for ourselves and those around us.