Residential and domiciliary care staff are an important part of the social care universe but it is too easy for their needs to be ignored.
Community Care has set out to address this problem with the launch of the latest addition to www.communitycare.co.uk – You Care.
You Care is for everyone who works in residential or domiciliary care at every level. Whether you manage residential units or deliver care on the frontline in the community you will find news, career information and good practice examples relevant to you and your colleagues.
You will also be able to share your ideas and views with colleagues through a Carespace forum especially for your sector.
Supported by national organisations such as the English Community Care Association, You Care is about raising the profile of residential and domiciliary care, emphasising the specialist knowledge and skills of staff as well as supporting those staff in their work.
There are sections for managers on developing staffing and we will be keeping you up to date with the latest on regulation and inspection.
All the current jobs in your sector, and career move opportunities are prominently featured.
Community Care wants to deliver the best service possible for the whole of domiciliary and residential care.
If you have ideas to share please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘A knowledgeable workforce is key to the delivery of high quality social care’
● “Mears whole-heartedly welcomes the creation of a dedicated website for people that know the realities of providing domiciliary and community care. At Mears we are extremely proud of our 8,000 care and support workers. You Care will give us and others the opportunity to share best practice and celebrate the hard work and achievements of the many dedicated care professionals who are all too often overlooked.” Alan Long, executive director, Mears
● A knowledgeable and informed workforce is key to the delivery of high quality social care; a section dedicated especially to the information needs of residential and domiciliary care workers is a valuable addition to the Community Care website and the National Skills Academy for Social Care is pleased to be contributing its expertise around leadership, management and commissioning.” Debbie Sorkin, director of engagement, National Skills Academy for Social Care
● Having an area for social care staff within communitycare.co.uk puts them on an equal footing to social workers and raises their profile and status. The forums for social care workers will be a good way for people interested in social care to find out more about the day-to-day realities of the job.” Maria Patterson, external relations manager, English Community Care Association
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