Welcome to Community Care’s re-launched website with a brand new design, revamped content and a whole host of new functions, designed to make your life easier.
To reflect the changing social care market, we have made it possible for you to personalise your site with the content relevant to you in your everyday roles.
At the click of a mouse at the top of the website, you can choose whether to view information about All Social Care, Children’s Services or Services for Adults, depending on your needs.
How to make the most of your new website: a taste of what’s on offer at www.communitycare.co.uk
www.communitycare.co.uk already has a reputation as the primary source of news on all aspects of social care, delivered as it happens, direct to your desktop. On the new site, the news service is complemented with background information and links.
We have thousands of social care jobs on offer across the UK. Our personalised jobs emails can be tailored to supply the exact job you are looking for, by client group, seniority and geographical area. Visit the jobs section at www.communitycare.co.uk for more information.
* Discussion Forum
Research shows social care professionals want more opportunities to share ideas and best practice. The discussion forum responds to that need. Go to ‘Discussion Forum’, click on the conversation thread you are interested in and if you want to respond, add your comments too. They will appear immediately at www.communitycare.co.uk
* Coffee Break
Everyone working in a stressful environment needs a bit of light relief every now and again, and the new website includes quizzes, games, online puzzles, Sudoku and challenges. Click on ‘Coffee Break’ for more details.
To renew professional registration, social workers are required to record their post registration training and learning over three years. You can create your own password-protected online training log at www.communitycare.co.uk which will record your training and learning hours and also provide material for discussions in teams, which can count towards the PRTL requirement. For more details click on PRTL Zone under PRTL/careers.
These informal, sometimes irreverent online diaries are the new face of web-based debate. www.communitycare.co.uk hosts four blogs, and you can respond straight onto the site. Enter the Blog Zone via the left-hand menu bar.
* The Bigger Picture
If you ever need background information on a key issue in social care, digested in an easy-to-read format, our section The Bigger Picture is for you.
* Care Sector Guide
A list of all the major agencies and organisations in the social care field, with explanations.
* Legal updates
Our panel of lawyers provides regular updates on relevant court cases and precedents as they happen, in an easy-to-read format.
* Best Practice
www.communitycare.co.uk has a searchable database of practice-relevant articles and project reports to help you generate ideas and solutions.
Any book in social care that is in print can be ordered from our online Bookshop.