Stress and burn-out are real issues for adult social care staff and with the added challenges and restrictions of the pandemic, workforce wellbeing has never been so important. 

Wellbeing at work relates to every aspect of working life, from the physical environment and its quality and safety, to how the workforce feels about themselves, the work they are doing, the place they work and their organisation’s culture.

Supporting the health and wellbeing of the workforce is essential in making sure that people with care and support needs and their families receive good quality care so they can live as independently as possible. 

See our resources for managers and staff focussing on wellbeing

Most areas are developing a local wellbeing offer, find out more by contacting your Skills for Care locality manager or your local authority.

Supporting the social care diverse workforce

COVID-19 is having a huge impact on the mental wellbeing of people from ethnic minority communities. Find out more about our webinars and blogs where people have shared their experiences and the importance of supporting the mental wellbeing of people from ethnic minority communities, as well as what organisations should and can do to help their staff. 

Wellbeing for registered managers

  • Webinars - See our webinars covering different areas within wellbeing for both yourself and your team such as leading for wellbeing, wellbeing for registered managers, time management and keeping your team motivated - find out more
  • Bite-size resources - We have bite-size resources to accompany webinars such as wellbeing guide for managers
  • Suport for registered manager - We have an advice line Facebook Group, Registered Manager networks and WhatsApp group - find out more.

Support for individual employers and personal assistants

Access our information hub resources designed for individual employers and personal assistants to support wellbeing. Watch our wellbeing videos to hear individual employers talk about their experiences and what's helped their wellbeing.

National wellbeing strategic steering group

We're 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 policy@skillsforcare.org.uk