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21 Aug 2020

The Care Workers' Charity Launches Professional Care Workers Week

The Care Workers' Charity Launches Professional Care Workers Week

The social care workforce is one of the largest in the UK; those 2 million people deserve to be recognised, respected and appreciated. Professional Care Workers Week dedicates one week to doing exactly that. Designed to boost the perception of social care in the public consciousness, bring acknowledgement to care workers, and show that they are appreciated.

The importance of this event has never been more apparent. The way care workers have embraced and overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic is testament to the integrity they possess when caring for people. Which is why this year the theme will focus on ‘Respect and Recognition’.

Karolina Gerlich, Executive Director at The Care Workers’ Charity says: “Professional Care Workers Week is an opportunity to demonstrate the best that social care has to offer. Join us during Professional Care Workers Week during the 1-4th September 20 and recognise the dedication, hard work and resilience care workers bring to their important and essential role as caregivers by using tweeting about your appreciation of care workers using the hashtags #PCWWeek20 and #R&R”

Joining The Care Workers’ Charity in this special event will be industry leaders and influencers speaking about topics concerning the future of social care during a series of webinars1

We would like to thank our event sponsors: Bevan Brittan, Towergate Insurance, Care Shop, Delivered Health Solutions, Slater and Gordon, Sekoia and Avery Healthcare. Everyone at the CWC would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support.

Help the Care Workers Charity keep the UK caring and donate here #care4carers at the Just Giving page Coronaviruscareworkersfund.

Webinar schedule:

Tuesday 11am 1st September 2020. The Future of Social Care: MP Panel from the APPG for Social Care.

Tuesday 2pm 1st September 2020. Respect & Recognition: Is it too much to ask?

Tuesday 4pm 1st September 2020. Recruitment and Retention – Challenges of a Pandemic

Wednesday 10am 2nd September 2020. Ongoing effects of Covid-19 on the workforce: Where do we go from here?

Wednesday 4pm 2nd September 2020. Reforming Social Care: Now or Never?

Thursday 10am 3rd September 2020. Facing the Future: What have we learned?

Thursday 11am 3rd September 2020. Diversification of the workforce

Thursday 4pm 3rd September 2020. Care is a Gendered Issue

Friday 10am 4th September 2020. Caring for those who Care: Supporting the Mental Health of Care Workers

Friday 11am 4th September 2020. Professionalisation and Registration of the Social Care Workforce

Friday 3pm 4th September 2020. Stress: How to avoid burnout

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