More than four in five adult social care services are currently either rated Good or Outstanding by the CQC.
The subject of loneliness and mental health has been at the forefront of discussions in adult social care. We have explored the topic of loneliness and come across a few options to help combat loneliness such as au pairing and Homeshare schemes. If the Homeshare scheme or au pairing isn’t right for you because there’s no spare space at home or having someone live-in (or living-in with someone as a younger person) isn’t something you’d be comfortable with, then there are also many non-live in schemes that help build community connections and reduce loneliness. Continue reading “Loneliness And Mental Health: Social Networking (In The Flesh)”
I feel as though I was part of one of the last generations to experience childhood with limited access to the world of social media. I remember hearing stories of Myspace, but my young mind couldn’t comprehend what this meant. I was too busy devouring books and playing with toys and, besides, we didn’t own a computer until I turned at least twelve.
Faced with a negative public perception fuelled by endless horror stories and poorly paid staff the care sector has a recruitment crisis.
I’ve worked at a number of different companies in my career and something that has always interested me is employee engagement. Since joining everyLIFE I have heard about the challenges that the social care sector faces in recruitment and retention and I can’t help but wonder about employee engagement in the care sector and whether it could help to ease some of the challenges faced.
Similar to the Homesharer scheme, au pairing is another intergenerational live-in scheme available to elderly homeowners, and actually the inspiration for this set of blogs on the topic of loneliness. If I had known before I embarked on my journey as an au pair in Spain that I had the option of being an ‘au pair for seniors’ or ‘au pair companion’, I would have seriously considered it, and probably had a very different experience!