SOCIAL CARE MASTERCLASSES

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SOCIAL CARE WORKFORCE TRAINING & RECRUITMENT

Charles Armitage, Co-Founder and Director of Florence; a tech business trying to change the way that healthcare professionals book temporary work, talks about Social Care recruitment and training.

INCLUSIVE RECRUITMENT

We’re pleased to bring you this interview with Nadia Waka, whose experiences of trying to secure a position in social care are really interesting. As recruiters in health or social care, now is the time to rethink strategies. It is crucial to be more inclusive about how and who you are recruiting as well as taking on board the experiences and ideas of everyone in your teams, including those who are new. Please do make contact with me if you want to discuss any aspects of this topic, or if you have any messages for Nadia, I’m sure she’d love to hear from you.

CARE HOME MANAGEMENT

We’re thrilled to bring you this interview with Mark Topps, Registered Manager of Little Wakering House near Southend-on-Sea.  Mark talks frankly to our Director Jon Wilks about his journey into being a care home manager and his experiences. Please do make contact with me if you want to discuss any of the issues raised in Mark’s interview, or if you have any messages for Mark, I know he’d love to hear from you.

CARE HOME VISITING

We are proud to have joined a coalition of 60+ organisations driving the message that national lockdown must not include locking out care home visitors. We are calling on government to support care homes to enable visits in an open letter to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Minister for Care and DHSC officials.Just before the second national lockdown was announced, we recorded this IHM Social Care Masterclass – Care Home Visiting Panel Discussion with Vic Rayner; CEO of the National Care Forum, Adam Purnell; Care and Quality Lead for Kepplegate Care Services, Jane Brightman; IHM General Manager for Social Care, Julia Jones; Co-Founder of John’s Campaign and former Family Carer.

CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES

Activities in care homes have become more important than ever during the pandemic. Now with Christmas fast approaching, we’ve been lucky enough to interview Caroline Benham who is the CEO of Bright Copper Kettles CIC. Caroline talked to us about barriers this year and how to overcome them, suggestions for activities over the next few weeks and evidencing activity outcomes in a meaningful way. This is a must-watch for all care home leaders and managers but also one to share with your activity coordinators and staff.

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