Care Workforce App

The Care Workforce App has recently been launched by the Government to help support the adult social care workforce.

The CARE branded app provides access to:

  • the latest guidance for protection against COVID-19 and keep themselves well
  • learning resources on important areas such as infection control
  • offers available to Care Workers, including free car parking and discounts
  • practical advice and support for mental wellbeing

Click here to sign up

Recent posts on the Care Workforce App include:

NHS volunteers extend support to all Care Workers

Care Workers can now get help with tasks such as shopping and collecting prescriptions.  This help is available from NHS Volunteer Responders.  Access to this service is designed to help staff working at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hold Still

Hold Still is a photography competition which will document life during lockdown.  Deadline for entry 6pm on Thursday 18th June

Black Lives Matter

We have all been shocked and horrified by the death of George Floyd.  The website highlights two blogs on Black Lives Matter.

Wellbeing Support Helpine

With COVID-19 oi ball our minds, it is natural to be feeling stressed or anxious.  Many of us will be feeling worried or overwhelmed or may have things on our mind that we want to talk through. The Samaritans have a confidential emotional support line…

A Message from the Duke of Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge personal message to all frontline workers, thanked them for their work during this difficult time.  The recorded message also raised awareness for the initiative which provides mental health and bereavement support to those working on the frontline …

Bereavement and Trauma Support Line

If you need support, there is a team of fully qualified and trained professionals ready to help you at the Bereavement & Trauma Line. This assistance is available in England and is provided by Hospice UK. Specialist counsellors and support workers are available to …

COVID-19 Essential Training

Skills for Care have identified training that remains a priority during the COVID-19 crisis to ensure staff are skilled and competent. Managers can access advice and guidance via the link below:

Advice Line for Registered Managers

Skills for Care have launched an advice line for registered and frontline managers, managing CQC regulated adult social care services through the COVID-19 crisis. This advice line can help managers access the latest information, resources, funding, online learning and …

Our Frontline — Toolkit

‘Our Frontline’ offers round-the-clock one-to-one support, along with a collection of resources, tips and ideas chosen to support care workers and other frontline staff. It can be hard to prioritise your own mental health when you’re caring for others in …

Finding Our Strength in Unusual Times

Text Support Service


NHS volunteers extend support to frontline …

Discounts for Carers

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