From 6th – 10th September 2021, Professional Care Workers Week ran for a fourth time, with an aim of shining a light on the excellent work conducted in the social care sector. The platform is organised by the Care Workers Charity and is aimed to provide a virtual space to explore some of the issues […]
Long covid is a condition where people continue to experience symptoms for longer than usual after contracting the covid-19 virus. According to the office of national statistics, more than 1 million people are living with long covid, and it is estimated that 14% of people who catch covid-19 end up with lasting symptoms. The largest […]
We’re going to look at the relationship between what you eat and how you feel.
How can food affect wellbeing?
The theme of 2021’s Mental Health Week was Nature. ‘There is something to be wondered at in all of Nature’ – Aristotle Mark Rowland, the Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundations explained why they chose Nature as this year’s theme. Nature is central to our psychological and emotional health, and it’s almost impossible to […]
Autism charity Autistica has joined forces with CareTech Charitable Foundation to create the Social Care Action Fund, intending to establish new ways to ensure autistic adults receive personised, safe, and effective care. Autistica will support researchers with funding to develop successful proposals. Investing a total of £100,000 over the coming three years through the Grant […]
According to Diabetes UK, as many as one in four residents of care homes in England are estimated to have diabetes. The staff of care homes across the UK are to be given up to date training in the care of elderly diabetes sufferers. Care home residents with diabetes can suffer from additional health concerns […]
As we mark the anniversary of the beginning of the first lockdown, it’s safe to say we have all found the last year difficult. For those who are in at-risk groups, those who are already experiencing mental health issues or those with learning or physical difficulties, the added strain of the pandemic has put further […]
Numbers issued by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that over the period from January 24 to November 20, of the 50,888 deaths, 59.5 per cent were people with disabilities. According to Public Health England, people with a learning disability are SIX times more likely to die because of Coronavirus and the death rate […]
The coronavirus pandemic continues into 2021, with further restrictions across the UK. The restrictions to daily life and the new safety measures, including the use of face coverings, is tricky for all of us but can be confusing and worrying especially if you have learning difficulties or mental health issues. It’s important to receive help […]