Help the Age and BUPA work to boost care workers’ morale

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A Help the Aged project to improve the quality of life for people living and working in care homes is being funded by to a £270,000 grant from BUPA Giving, a charitable initiative set-up to celebrate BUPA turning 60 this year. My Home Life: Quality of Life in Care Homes, was launched by Help the Aged last year after research found that care home staff still remain undervalued and overworked. The charity has warned that under-recognition of staff potential is leading to low morale and high staff turnover, impacting on many older residents who often feel a loss of identity, unfulfilled and uncared for. The money donated by BUPA will support Help the Aged to develop a learning and practice development network for care homes across the UK. Educational resources will be shared through this network to help care home staff develop their skills and “meet” other professionals in an on-line advice forum. *Care can be hugely rewarding* Help the Aged senior policy advisor Annie Stevenson said that, in the right work

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