Rachael Black draws together the discussions from the Future of Care North conference centring on the care workforce, including the changing nature of the role and the potential opportunities this could bring when encouraging people to join and remain in the sector.Read more about The Future of Care Work?
Care Workforce Change
Podcast- The EU Care Strategy: a watershed moment for unpaid carers and care workers across Europe?
In this episode of the podcast we’re discussing the new EU Care Strategy, which was formally adopted by the European Commission in December 2022. Becky Driscoll, one of our Research Associates, is joined by guests Stecy Yghemonos (Eurocarers) and Zoe Hughes (Care Alliance Ireland).Read more about Podcast- The EU Care Strategy: a watershed moment for unpaid carers and care workers across Europe?
Researcher Nadia Brookes explores what innovation in social care looks like, and how it can be one way of fixing a ‘broken system’.Read more about Do we really need innovation in social care?
“Am I a carer?” Why self- and social identification of carers are becoming unavoidable topics
Drawing on research by Carers UK and the Centre for Care, Serena Vicario explores the process and importance of self and social identification for unpaid carers, and what systems in place, or in development, can help do this.Read more about “Am I a carer?” Why self- and social identification of carers are becoming unavoidable topics
Reasons to be cheerful? Young people within the present and future adult social care workforce
The Centre for Care’s Duncan Fisher and Rosie Mockett from The Care Workers’ Charity reflect on the attracting, recruiting and retaining younger care workers session at the recent Care ShowRead more about Reasons to be cheerful? Young people within the present and future adult social care workforce
In the first commentary in ‘The Transitions that Matter’ series, Katy Evans writes about the experience of recruiting a new Personal Assistant.Read more about Emotional Labour: Transitioning to a new PA
Reflections on a care workers’ wellbeing panel, part of Professional Care Workers’ Week, September 2022
In this commentary, Sarah Givans reflects on an online panel event that explored care workers’ wellbeing as part of Professional Care Workers’ Week 2022.Read more about Reflections on a care workers’ wellbeing panel, part of Professional Care Workers’ Week, September 2022
Duncan Fisher explores how the current cost of living crisis is impacting care workers as he outlines the compelling case for them to be given a pay rise and greater financial security.Read more about The urgency of increasing care worker pay
PhD Student Nick Morgan writes about his experience as a support worker, and the challenges facing the sector.Read more about Reflections on frontline social care
Tom Hunt is joined by Rachel Harrison (Public Services National Officer, GMB) to discuss the issue of mandatory vaccination for care home workers in England.Read more about CARE MATTERS – ‘No Jab, No Job: 3 months on’