Social care will come together to celebrate care workers during a special event in September.
Professional Care Workers Week 2020 (#PCWWeek20), which runs from 1-4 September, is designed to boost the perception of social care in the public consciousness, bring acknowledgement to care workers and show they are appreciated.
Karolina Gerlich, Executive Director at The Care Workers’ Charity, said: “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 tweeting about your appreciation of care workers using the hashtags #PCWWeek20 and #R&R.”
The theme of this year’s event will be ‘Respect and Recognition’ in acknowledgement of the way care workers have embraced and overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
The event also includes a series of webinars in which industry leaders and influencers will speak about topics concerning the future of social care (see below).
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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