Data is fundamental to achieving good quality, person-centred care and has the power to transform its delivery. Michelle Dyson, Director General for Social Care at the Department of Health and Social Care, explains its importance and how you can help transform services through information, evidence and collaboration.
At Cygnet Health Care we were excited to recently launch our first ever Carers Passport. It is important to us to improve the experience for carers looking after adults with mental health and learning disabilities.
"If I hadn’t had the vaccine, I would have died." It's great to have Think Local Act Personal's Clenton Farquharson back to explain why everyone, including vaccine hesitant care colleagues, should have their COVID-19 booster and flu jabs now.
With the winter upon us, it’s more important than ever to protect ourselves and those we care for against COVID-19 and flu and get vaccinated. But how do we increase take-up among unpaid carers, a critical and highly valued group of people? Emily Holzhausen OBE, Carers UK, considers what more we can all do.
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.
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.
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.
Dementia care specialists, Vida Healthcare, have been in the process of rolling out the latest batch of Covid-19 and flu vaccines to everyone living and working in their three care homes to protect them as they head into the winter months. This care for staff and residents is at the heart of their ethos.
The Adult Social Care Booster Taskforce has published a new paper, written for adult social care and vaccine leads from Local Authorities, Integrated Care Systems, and providers. By bringing local learning into one place, Protecting the Adult Social Care sector – Good Practice for Local Booster Vaccination aims to share and replicate good practice across the country.
"The words ‘thank you’ do not seem enough to express my gratitude for the incredible work you have all done to keep residents, colleagues and communities safe, both as individuals and teams, throughout 2021. They are, however, deeply heartfelt" says Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, Deborah Sturdy in this Christmas message to the care workforce.