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Wellbeing

Wellbeing at work relates to every aspect of working life, from the working environment to how the workforce feels about themselves.

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 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. 

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

 

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Our new digital card includes a variety of information, helplines and where to find support in one handy place for a snapshot of wellbeing support. The card can be viewed easily on a mobile phone, tablet or desktop or shared as a ‘PDF’ with others. 

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For more health and wellbeing resources, go to our Wellbeing resource finder for trusted, national resources to support workplace and personal wellbeing, grouped into categories by topic, audience and type of resource with an easy filter system. 

 

 

Supporting the diverse workforce

Watch our webinars and read our blogs to hear about 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.

Employing personal assistants

Visit our information hub to view 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.

 

Wellbeing for registered managers 

Registered manager webinars

Our webinars cover different wellbeing topics for both yourself and your team such as leading for wellbeing and keeping your team motivated. Bite-size resources accompany webinars such as wellbeing guide for managers.

Support for registered managers

We have an advice line Facebook Group, Registered Manager networks, and WhatsApp group to support the wellbeing of registered managers.

 

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. Find out more about our national work, email policy@skillsforcare.org.uk