Professional Care Workers' Day

4th Septembers 2019

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On the 4th of September we will be celebrating Professional Care Workers Day.

This is a day to celebrate amazing care work that we witness and deliver everyday. We want to invite everybody to celebrate with us.

If you are a care worker be proud and feel the part of the community. If you are a provider maybe organise a picnic or a party for people that work for you to say thank you and to show your appreciation for their hard work. If you receive care services please say thank you.

Let's all join in and come together in uniting professional care workers and celebrating care delivery.

Help us spread the word and make the day really special.

For more information on how to get involved please karolina@nacas.org.uk.

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Festival of well-being of care workers

Let’s celebrate all that is good about people who work in care with the second annual Professional Care Workers’ Day on the 4th of September.

For too long, social care has been undervalued: despite delivering amazing care in a difficult economic climate, struggling for political attention alongside Brexit, and being treated as a support system to the NHS. It has been undervalued despite delivering against all odds, often at the personal cost to staff, and requiring the sacrifices care workers must make to look after people well.

Delivering care is a skilled and unique profession that deserves recognition, respect, and celebration. The skills and expertise care workers deliver every day make a significant difference to the lives of people they work with and support. This is not always fully appreciated or understood until people experience this care first hand.

In short, social care is about helping people live better lives.

Care workers build relationships through which they can deliver person-centred and relationship-centred care. We are frequently on the frontline of care - enabling people to live the lives they wish to, whilst helping them to manage their health and social care needs.

Care workers go beyond giving the physical care that helps people; they provide companionship and psychological support. No value can be placed on the ability to make someone laugh or smile and make their day better.

The role is complex and requires high levels of patience and empathy.

To be a care worker, you need to enjoy working with people. Reward and recognition have improved, but the profession is still not valued from a monetary perspective. People work in care because they care; want to look after people; and because making other people happy is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world.

On the 4th of September we will be celebrating Professional Care Workers’ Day – celebrating those who aim to deliver fantastic care each and every day.

We are going to shout out loud: that care workers are skilled professionals who need to be respected and valued more. We want the industry to come together and applaud those who are there day in and day out, in the snow, scorching sun and pouring rain; at night, at Christmas, and on Sundays.

We aspire to making care workers feel special for the awe-inspiring work that they do.

Let’s all come together to celebrate care workers!

We are going to hold the national event in London, along with a few regional events across the country. This year’s theme is focused on well-being; so, we will have free consultations with physiotherapists, psychologists, nutritionists, beauty and massage therapists, money and career advice, along with more ways to help care workers look after themselves and feel better.

We would like to invite providers to get involved and hold their own celebrations. Last year we received great pictures of cards, gift bags, tea and drinks parties. People really showed their staff that their work is valued, and celebrated working as teams and providing great care.

What will you do to demonstrate the value and recognition you place on the care worker?

Get involved and celebrate this exciting new event by promoting the initiative across social media, using the hashtag #ProfessionalCareWorkersDay

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