It’s not even autumn (although you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise, given the changeable weather) but already, thoughts turn to winter and our readiness, as care and health professionals, to deliver the support our communities need as service pressures mount.
The #SocialCareSuperpower campaign aims to shine a spotlight on care colleagues with extraordinary skills who make a valuable difference to the lives of those they care for. Find out more.
When technology is embedded seamlessly into care and support services, it can be transformative: helping people to live happy, fulfilled lives in their homes and communities. Find out more...
NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) published their guidance on supporting adult carers in 2020. It aims to improve their lives by helping health and social care practitioners identify people caring for someone and give them the right information and resources to live and care well.
Jim Thomas is unconvinced AI and robotics will result in a smaller social care workforce. "Horse manure has convinced me AI and robotics will help the social care workforce get bigger, more skillful and better paid." Intrigued? Read on!
If a social care provider has a cohort of staff who are happy, healthy and motivated, there’s probably a team, behind the scenes, building a strong workplace culture. Vida Healthcare's HR Manager, Barbara Yellow, explains more...
"In difficult and uncertain times, it’s important to be thankful for the constancy of institutions and organisations supporting us through good times and bad", says Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, Deborah Sturdy in a special blog to mark the 75th anniversary of the NHS and the creation of the social care system.
Person-centred, safe and effective delegation of healthcare activities to care workers can enable people to have more choice and control of when and how things happen, with an opportunity to provide a better experience of care.
It's Learning Disability Week (19-25 June). This year, the aim is to show the world the incredible things people with learning disabilities can achieve, smashing misconceptions and shining a light on the stigma and misunderstanding many still face everyday.
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...