What is wellbeing?

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.

We know that 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. Supporting the good health and wellbeing of the social care workforce is a significant factor 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.

There’s a great deal of information available, both nationally and locally, including wellbeing offers and resources to support workforce wellbeing and mental health.


Workforce wellbeing resource finder

We have launched this easy to use tool to help our social care workforce quickly find trusted resources to support their own or others wellbeing. This tool will be regularly updated over time following user feedback.

Use the new workforce wellbeing resource finder

As well as the workforce wellbeing resource finder, we’ve created resource lists for managers and staff that include a selection of these resources which can be downloaded, printed and shared.

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 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. 

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