Let’s celebrate all that is good about people who work in care with the second Professional Care Workers’ Day on 4th September.
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 care first-hand.
Social care is about helping people live better lives.
Care workers build relationships through which they are able to deliver person-centred and relationship-centred care. We are frequently on the front-line of care, enabling people to live the lives they wish to, whilst also assisting 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.
The role is complex, requires high levels of patience and empathy.
To be a care worker you need to enjoy working with people. Reward and recognition has improved but is still not valued from a monetary perspective.
People go into care work because they care, because they want to look after people and because making other people happy is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world.
On 4th September, we will be celebrating Professional Care Workers’ Day.
It is going to be a celebration of care workers 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 people that are there day in and day out.
We aspire to make 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 and a few regional events across the country.
This year, the theme is around the wellbeing so we will have free consultations with physiotherapists, psychologists, nutritionists, beauty and massage therapists, money and career advice and many 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 had great pictures of cards, gift bags, tea and drinks parties. People really showing their staff that their work is valued and celebrating working as teams and great care.
What will you do to demonstrate the value and recognition you place on care workers?
Get involved and celebrate this exciting new event by promoting the initiative across your social media using the hashtag #ProfessionalCareWorkersDay