Practice Solutions are supporting Social Care Wales to develop a health and wellbeing framework for the Social Care Workforce. This project will shine a light on health and wellbeing and how it is measured. The project will consider what staff expect of their employer and, in turn, what the employer expects of staff, the priorities for good health and well-being, and what more needs to be done to improve it.
To inform this there are a number of ways that staff can engage in the next few weeks in the run up to Christmas. As many of the workforce as possible should feed into this project and their input is vital, as this work is key to wellbeing. The findings of this first pre-Christmas phase, will help to develop an extensive health and wellbeing survey and a staff governance framework in the new year, which crucially, will inform the new Health & Wellbeing Framework.
Here are the various ways that the social care workforce can currently get involved
1. Through our series of virtual workforce viewpoint panel events (happening now - 15 December 2020)
There are 3 virtual engagement events for each Local Authority Region as well as individual events for Domiciliary Care, Care Homes, independent providers, registered social landlords, supported living, etc
These workforce viewpoint panels will only be for 10-12 participants and will take no more than 90 minutes. Staff can register on the sessions using Eventbrite.
Please visit our Engagement events
page for more information on how to book.
2. Through a quick online survey
Taking just a few minutes this short survey will provide crucial information on priority areas to focus on
English link here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SCWwellbeingEng
Cymraeg link here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SCWwellbeingCYM
3. Team briefing pack
For managers or those who wish to have a conversation with colleagues
Please visit the website link SCW - Health and Wellbeing Framework (practicesolutions-ltd.co.uk)
to download an English or Welsh Pack.
4. You can send us your views directly
Staff can record a quick anonymous audio message here: https://bit.ly/CareWFAudio
Email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call 01443 742384 for further information or discussions
Your help in sharing this information widely across your teams, partner organisations and the wider social care sector would be appreciated. From the feedback already received so far, these critical discussions are something that staff are passionate about being involved in.
Should you have any questions about this work or the opportunities to give your views, please get in touch email@example.com
or contact Nicki Harrison, Project Manager on 01443 742384.