Professional Care Workers Week 2020

August 2020

Next week we are joining our peers in the social care sector to come together and celebrate the UK’s 2 million care workers.

Commencing on 1 September, Professional Care Worker’s Week, organised by the Care Workers’ Charity, is designed to boost the perception of social care in the public consciousness, bring acknowledgement to care workers, and show you that you are appreciated. It is an opportunity to demonstrate the best that social care has to offer.

The week is an extension of Professional Care Workers Day, organised by the charity’s executive director, Karolina Gerlich, during her time at the National Association of Care and Support Workers (NACAS).

Over recent months, care workers have shown how exceptional they really are. The way that they have embraced and overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic is a testament to the integrity they possess when caring for people.

During this year’s Professional Care Workers Week, we will be showing our support for PCWW on social media by sharing your inspirational Windmills not Walls stories.

By doing so we hope that, we can play our part in showcasing the dedication, hard work and resilience our staff bring to their important and essential role as caregivers.

You can follow our stories and others by searching for the hashtag #PCWWeek2020 on social media.

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During the week you can also access a series of webinars and panel discussions that are free of charge and open to everyone.

An array of speakers will join the Care Worker’s Charity and will be sharing their expertise and charisma on a range of exciting topics concerning the future of social care.

They include Vic Rayner, executive director of National Care Forum; Professor Martin Green, chief executive of Care England; and Dr Jane Townson, CEO of UKHCA.

The event will focus on the theme of ‘Respect and Recognition’ and will cover the ongoing effects of COVID-19 on the workforce; the challenges of recruitment and retention; supporting care workers’ mental wellbeing; and the professional registration of the social care workforce.

To book a place on one of the webinars, click here.

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