Skills for Care

Skills for Care is #CelebratingSocialCare this April

02 Apr 2024

Skills for Care is once again #CelebratingSocialCare this April and is encouraging all social care organisations and people working in social care to join in. This is now the third year that we’re dedicating the month of April to #CelebratingSocialCare.

People who work in social care are highly-skilled, passionate and hard-working and it’s important that we all take time to recognise this vital work and the impact it has in supporting people who draw on care to live their lives how they choose. 

Skills for Care has produced a selection of assets to support people with joining in with the celebrations including social media images, suggested social media posts, selfie cards, email banners and a template for sharing a blog post on your website.

Messages you may wish to share on social media could include:

  • a thank you to your team or manager for all their hard work
  • a shoutout to a colleague for a recent achievement
  • a photo of your team or the people you support
  • an update of a recent activity or event you’ve run
  • a reason why you love working in social care
  • a message about why #CelebratingSocialCare is so important
  • any other positive news from your organisation.

Make sure to use #CelebratingSocialCare and tag Skills for Care in social media posts.

We’ve also created a list of celebratory activities which organisations and individuals can do as part of #CelebratingSocialCare in April. This could include open days, awards, and social events.

All assets and activities can be found on our #CelebratingSocialCare webpage.

We’ve been delighted in previous years with how people working all across social care have engaged with the #CelebratingSocialCare activity. We feel it’s really created a sense of pride and community among people working in social care, and we’ve had so many touching stories shared with us about the great work people are doing.

This year we’re also excited to be launching this campaign alongside continuing work on developing our ‘Workforce strategy for adult social care’ which is a really important step forward in supporting the social care sector. We’ll be sharing further updates on how the strategy is progressing during April.

Oonagh Smyth
CEO, Skills for Care

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