The social care sector will come together next week to celebrate the UK’s 2 million care workers during a special virtual event.
Commencing on September 1, 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 worker, and show them that they are appreciated.
The event 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).
Gerlich said: “Professional Care Worker’s 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.”
Industry speakers will join the CWC in discussing topics concerning the future of social care in a series of webinars.
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 register to the event for free, click here.