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Raising awareness for Carers Week

June 10, 2016
Carers Week. Old man sitting in a cafe

What is Carers Week? Carers Week is a campaign that happens every year and raises awareness about carers and the fantastic work they do. Many people look after their friends, parents, partners, or children and help them with everyday things. They may[...]
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What are a care assistant’s duties?

May 12, 2016
Care assistant duties. Woman giving a cup of tea to an elderly lady

Care assistant duties can be: Washing and dressing Preparing food and feeding Cleaning, making the bed and laundry Shopping Helping with communication Checking temperature, weight and breathing Supporting family members Are care assistant duties the[...]
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Effective communication skills in health and social care

March 14, 2016
Effective communication skills. Old woman putting together a jigsaw with her carer

The way we communicate matters Communication is a must in our day-to-day lives, whether it’s via email, face-to-face, over the phone or even through the non-verbal messages that we send. Regardless of which area of health and social care you decide[...]
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The 5 most useful personality traits for carers

February 29, 2016
Carers that help people

Not everyone is suited to caring, but some people seem to be just made for the job of  a carer Many care companies, particularly those that look after people in their own homes, find themselves recruiting carers who come from many walks of life. Often[...]
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5 Ways To Improve Your Communication With The People You Care For

January 22, 2016

Communication is the key to relationships, and relating to people well is what the best carers do None of us were born equal, though, so some people find it easier to communicate better than others. If you’re aware that sometimes you don’t[...]
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Reflective practice – is it really useful in adult social care?

January 15, 2016
Reflective practice

Reflective practice is one of those things that tends to be plugged a lot in social care type courses, but when you’re out on the road every day, or working really long shifts into the night in a care home, do you really have to do it? Reflective[...]
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Attitudes that can help care workers notice abuse

November 3, 2015

It is hard to understand why people abuse others, but it does happen, and especially to those who are inherently vulnerable. Older and disabled people are at a particular disadvantage, because as adults, they’re extra-aware of how much they rely[...]
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How to deal with sensory loss in people you care for

October 5, 2015

Imagine a world where you couldn’t experience everything fully Food is insipid at best; reading becomes more of an effort. Your family complain that they can’t hear themselves think when you watch the television, and you can’t really[...]
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Why Health and Social Care is a Rewarding Career

October 1, 2015
health and social care

It’s a sad fact of life that within all communities there are vulnerable groups of people. Some need full-time care, while others need help as they can’t manage alone but are still capable of leading an independent life. As a consequence, there[...]
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Carers need to wear their health and safety hats

September 28, 2015
carers health and safety

Remembering Health and safety is essential Health and safety may not be the most exciting topic to think about, but it’s an essential part of working in public services. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that it is everyone’s responsibility[...]
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