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 […]
NHS England and Improvement are working alongside other health officials including Public Health England and the North East and Cumbria Integrated Care System to further understand how we can increase the number of care home staff getting access to the vaccine. To get involved in this project, you will have to complete a short survey […]
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 […]
Meeting up with friends? Going for an appointment? Then help keep everyone safe by taking a test before you go. Get one at your nearest testing site or order them for collection or home delivery. To order rapid lateral flow tests to be sent to your home click here. To collect a test kit from […]
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 […]