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Care Provider Alliance members and stakeholders share their insights on adult social care through our new series of blogs and vlogs.

Skills for Care launches ASC-WDS: this is why your data matters

23 November 2021

As they launch their Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) Skills for Care discusses how they use insights shared by social care providers to help develop understanding of the sector.

Caring for the Carer: Mental Health 101

27 October 2020

Caring for someone can take a toll on even the most resilient people. Caregiver stress is extremely common and many carers experience feelings of exhaustion and burnout. If you're a carer, then you need to take steps to stay healthy and protect your mental health and wellbeing.

Article by: Meghan Taylor

International Day of Older Persons 2020

1 October 2020

The first day of October 2020 marks the 30th year of International Day of Older Persons - a United Nations initiative, encouraging recognition of older members of our community as well as those who support and care for them. With the overarching message ‘leave no one behind’, one of the main themes this year recognises the importance of the role of the health and care workforce in maintaining and improving the health of older people. Kathy Roberts, CPA chair, says “For those working in the sector, we are all too aware that historically, older people have often been marginalised and, in some cases, made to feel invisible. The International Day of Older Persons therefore gives us all the opportunity to highlight the important contributions older people continue to make to our society. And it helps to raise awareness of the challenges facing those ageing in today’s world.”

Professional Care Workers' Week: We are family

04 September 2020

This week, 1-4 September 2020 marks Professional Care Workers’ Week. Now more than ever before, is it timely to acknowledge and appreciate the extraordinary efforts of our care workforces.  New CPA chair, Kathy Roberts calls on everyone to “recognise and celebrate the continued dedication and resilience colleagues bring to their essential roles as professional care givers.”

Celebrating our volunteers

04 June 2020

COVID-19 and the challenges it brings has meant the incredible support of volunteers has never been more important.  During Volunteers’ Week, CPA Chair Lisa Lenton celebrates the volunteers in the care sector:

“Volunteers can and do make a difference to people’s lives… A huge thank you to every volunteer who continues to support our sector in these challenging times. Whether you’re a volunteer collecting medication or calling someone in their home, we’re in this together; you are an essential part of the sector and your time and talents are greatly appreciated. “

Mental Health Awareness Week: be kind to social care

22 May 2020

In the first of our new blogs, CPA chair, Lisa Lenton, reflects on kindness and coronavirus.

"Mental Health Awareness week has been a timely reminder of just how important it is to take care of our own, and others' mental health. "