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Jun 19
Article

Social care staff need to do more to support people's mental health

Social care staff need to do more to support people's mental health
Monday 17 June 2019

For #LearningDisabilityWeek, we talk about how social care staff can support people with a learning disability to improve their everyday mental health.

13
Jun 19
Blog

The golden thread to developing leaders and managers

The golden thread to developing leaders and managers
Thursday 13 June 2019

Karen Carter, our Leadership and Management Programme Head, talks about the importance of continued investment in the learning and development of leaders and managers.

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Jun 19
Blog

"We were speechless when it was revealed that we were finalists"

"We were speechless when it was revealed that we were finalists"
Tuesday 11 June 2019

Rushcliffe Care Group were finalists in the 'Most effective approach to integrated new models of care' category at the 2019 Accolades awards. Lead Therapist, Rowena Quilongquilong, speaks about the Accolades experience and what it meant for her team.

10
Jun 19
Article

Caring for our carers

Caring for our carers
Monday 10 June 2019

This #CarersWeek 2019, we're sharing some of the things that we do to support carers, and encourage other adult social care employers to care for carers in their workforce.

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Jun 19
Article

NHS Employers future immigration system and workforce supply events

NHS Employers future immigration system and workforce supply events
Wednesday 5 June 2019

Free events this July for adult social care employers and workforce leaders. Help, influence and shape future immigration policy.

03
Jun 19
Article

We're talking about 'Developing managers'

We're talking about 'Developing managers'
Monday 3 June 2019

Georgina Turner, our Interim Director for Sector Development – Engagement, kickstarts our June/July campaign when we put the spotlight on 'Developing managers'. Georgina is championing the continuing professional development of our sector's managers and their deputies.

20
May 19
Blog

Building community links to improve dementia care

Building community links to improve dementia care
Monday 20 May 2019

For Dementia Action Week 2019, this guest blog explores how you can build community links to improve dementia care in your service.

15
May 19
Blog

Are we ready to talk about death, dying and bereavement?

Are we ready to talk about death, dying and bereavement?
Wednesday 15 May 2019

Adult social care workers need to feel confident and competent to talk to people about death, dying and bereavement. Guest blogger, Claire Henry, shares her thoughts about how we can make sure workers 'are ready' to have these conversations.

13
May 19
Article

Everyday leadership

Everyday leadership
Monday 13 May 2019

There are various skills that can make you a good leader at any level. People often recognise that to be successful in the role of a manager or as the CEO of company you need good leadership skills. It's less recognised that these skills are equally as important in frontline workers.

07
May 19
Article

Are you 'Confident with difference'?

Are you 'Confident with difference'?
Tuesday 7 May 2019

Today we're launching our new resource 'Confident with difference' - a series of short films designed for managers and leaders to use with their teams to consider how well they currently embrace diversity and how they can improve.

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