Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection launched.

Social care bodies across England have joined together to launch Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection honouring the work and lives of the adult social care workforce during the pandemic.

A total of 21 organisations supported by Social Care minister Helen Whately have come together to launch the memorial day being held in March 2022.

An estimated 922 social care workers in England lost their lives between March 2020 & May 2021.
A Memorial Wall and Thank You Wall have been launched on The Care Workers’ Charity website where people can share tributes to care workers lost during the pandemic and say thank you to those who provided vital support.
Marking many months of sacrifice
The past year has been a difficult time for the entire adult social care workforce, across the adult social care sector.

MARCH 2022

Share your tribute here

 

Gas Safety Week.

Show your support for keeping the nation gas safe this Gas Safety Week, 13-19 September.

The annual campaign brings consumer organisations, the gas industry & individuals together to provide a
focus on all gas safety communications in one week, with the aim of generating media interest & creating greater public awareness of gas safety. This year’s campaign runs 13 – 19 September.

It takes just a few seconds to sign up and pledge your support for the week.  Get the tips articles leaflets and. MORE

 

Social Care sector to receive £290million boost

Social Care sector to receive £290million to boost staffing levels & testing.

The funding is to protect and support staff and residents in care homes and those receiving help in their own homes. 19th January 2021

  • New £120 million fund for local authorities to boost staffing levels.
  • £149 million grant system to support increased testing in care homes.

The new £120 million funding will help local authorities to boost staffing levels, a direct ask of the sector. The funding can:

  • provide additional care staff where shortages arise
  • support administrative tasks so experienced and skilled staff can focus on providing care
  • help existing staff to take on additional hours if they wish with overtime payments or by covering childcare costs Details