As a society, we need to re-evaluate the way we view the social care workforce. They should be praised for the essential work they do, and not taken for granted. In this blog we take a look at the recent NAO care workforce report and offer fresh thoughts on valuing carers and the role of innovation.
Konnektis reviews the main themes needed in the future of care following the government announcement in November that they will publish a green paper on social care. The crucial focus areas are people, innovation, workforce and technology, which must all be embraced if we are to deliver truly effective care in the face of our ageing population.
Konnektis were at the Dementia Action Alliance Conference on Wednesday 6th December, where discussions focused on the new dementia statements. Grounded in human rights laws, the statements are a call to improve the lives of people living with dementia by stating that they should not be treated differently. They also empower the families and carers of those living with dementia, who deserve to be recognised and supported. In this blog we highlight the key points discussed during the event and outline how we can implement the dementia statements into our day-to-day lives.