We also have a range of resources available to individual employers and personal assistants on our information hub to support wellbeing.
Visit the information hub to find out more and watch the wellbeing videos that include individual employers talking about their experiences and what has helped their wellbeing.
Skills for Care are working with the LGA and various partners to address high level issues relating to workforce wellbeing. Our shared purpose is to place workforce wellbeing at the heart of providers, commissioners, regulators and policy makers, focusing on the importance of investment, leadership and culture to improve workforce health and wellbeing, now and post pandemic.
Initial priorities are focusing a short-term priority for the sector to raise the profile and take-up of local and national wellbeing offers with providers and partners.
Longer term priorities will address culture, leadership and investment and workforce wellbeing as a priority for the sector, both during and post pandemic.
To find out more about our national work, please email email@example.com
Resilience is the ability to cope under pressure and recover from difficulties.
Working in social care can be hugely rewarding but can be stressful at times and the pandemic has challenged the workforce like never before. Building resilience can help adult social care staff cope better under pressure and continue to deliver high quality care and support.
The building resilience sections offer resources that can support managers build resilience at an individual, team and organisational level.
Our Building your own resilience, health and wellbeing guide is for anyone working in adult social care. It explains what resilience is and suggests strategies to help you recognise and cope with pressure and stress, including techniques to:
- manage your thoughts and emotions
- become more self-aware
- look after your physical and mental health
- get the right work-life balance.
It also has ideas and guidance about how to build your own resilience, for example through:
- emotional intelligence
- accurate thinking
- realistic optimism.
Our Greater resilience - better care guide is for adult social care managers and explains some of the ways that they can develop staff resilience.
It includes examples of things that you can do to:
- reduce the risk of workplace stress
- help workers develop resilient behaviours
- make those behaviours the norm in your workplace.
Our Developing resilience in practice
guide shares case studies about how other employers have developed the resilience of their workforce at an organisational and team level and it includes useful examples, templates and resources that they've developed.