Improving health and wellbeing in adult social care services

Make yours a happy and healthy service this summer

We want to support adult social care employers to improve health and wellbeing to ensure that all adult social care services are happy and healthy this summer. 

Throughout August we’re sharing blogs and expert advice pieces to help you improve the health and wellbeing of people who live and work in your service.

We'll update this webpage throughout the month with new resources, insight pieces and blogs from the sector. Keep an eye out or follow the campaign on Twitter using #happyworkplace. 

What health and wellbeing means? 

Blog - Putting health and wellbeing at the heart of adult social care services 

This blog from Diane Buddery, Project Manager on our healthy workplaces project, talks about what 'health and wellbeing means' and how it can improve the lives of people who live and work in your service. 

Improving the health and wellbeing of your staff

Investing in staff health and wellbeing makes commercial sense - a happy and healthy workforce perform better and are more likely to stay. We have guidance and resources to help you do this.  

  • We've launched our popular 'Culture for care' toolkit. Access it online now.
    A positive workplace culture is a key driver for health and wellbeing and this toolkit explains what workplace culture is and how you can develop a positive culture in your workplace. 

Improving the health and wellbeing of people who access care and support through meaningful activities

Regular activity can boost your self-esteem and energy levels, and can boost physical and mental health. 

  • Blog: Making activity count - Our project manager, Tracey Nicholson, explains what Skills for Care is doing to support activity provision in adult social care services. 
  • To celebrate Allotment Week, one care provider explains how gardening plays a key role in their activities in this blog.
  • We heard from Lorna Weedon, Activities and Lifestyle Facilitator, about how she puts person-centred planning at the heart of her role. Read her blog here. 

Entering and winning awards helps to make a happy workplace 

  • Blog: We already feel like winners - Kim Corsinie, Head of Resourcing at Dimensions shares how important it is for us all to take a step back, reflect and be recognised for the things we do on a daily basis in social care.  

Celebrating your achievements and recognising the great work your staff do every day is a great way to boost morale in your workplace. Our Accolades awards give you the chance to do just that. 

There are ten categories which you can enter and the winners will be announced at our black tie ball in January 2019. You can nominate yourself or someone else can nominate you. Entries close on Friday 07 September 2018. Find out more and enter here. 

Reflecting on the month

  • Georgina Turner, Programme Head for Employer Engagement, reflects on what she’s taken from the campaign and makes a final plea that we start taking wellbeing seriously – starting with yourself. Read her final blog here