A CAMPAIGN to recognise care workers efforts has seen four industry bodies join forces to promote the cause.
The campaign, #ThanksForCareWorkers, aims to shine a light on workers and their inspirational stories during the Coronavirus crisis.
The Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM) has launched the campaign with The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) the National Care Forum (NCF) and Thank And Praise (TAP).
The campaign aims to encourage the public to show their appreciation of care workers by posting messages on TAP’s thanking platform, as well as gaining donations for the CWC.
Jon Wilks said CEO of IHM. “Our remarkable social care workers, managers and leaders have been outstanding throughout the pandemic and we want to support the public to take time to say thank you to them,”
The CWC conducted a Wellbeing Report in 2019 and found that 51% of care workers considered leaving their role due to their job effecting their mental health.
“Care workers across the country have been going above and beyond to deliver the best support that they can give, even with issues with PPE and testing, while making personal sacrifices,” agreed Karolina Gerlich, CEO of CWC.
The CWC’s Wellbeing Report additionally found that 80% of care workers said they had not had training on managing mental wellbeing.
Nearly 70% of care workers said they would want this type of training provided for them.
“Our incredible social care workers have been out there each and every minute of each and every day providing care and support in people’s own homes, in supported living settings, in extra care housing, in care homes and in day centres,” confirmed Vic Rayner, CEO of NCF.
“TAP’s thanking platform allows people to send messages of thanks and appreciation to social care workers; it’s a small thing to do but it makes a big difference especially coming up to Christmas,” said Matt Findel-Hawkins, CEO of TAP.