Professional Care Workers’ Week 2023! 18th – 22nd September

Professional Care Workers Week 2023

What is Professional Care Workers’ Week?
It’s a celebration of care workers and the essential work they do, created to promote awareness and raise the profile of care workers in the UK. From Monday 18th – Friday 22nd September the Care Workers’ Charity will be hosting a programme of panels and information sessions which will be delivered by care workers and care managers alongside some of the biggest names in Adult Social Care.
The event is accessible to all…the talks and panels will be virtual, so attendees can join from anywhere – and it’s completely free! Everyone inside and outside the sector can get involved either by attending a talk, raising money or by hosting an event in celebration of care workers.

Why is it called “Professional” Care Workers’ Week?
Care is a highly skilled profession, but on the whole care workers do not get the advantages of being seen as professionals. The current workforce crisis, with vacancies at 165,000 on any given day, means this desperately need this to change. Professionalisation means recognising the diverse skillset that people bring to the role and the amount of responsibility they take on. Professional Care Workers’ Week is an opportunity to celebrate and raise the profile of care workers in the UK and showcase the fantastic work they do, while providing opportunities for learning and sharing best practice.

What happens during Professional Care Workers’ Week?
Over the last six years Professional Care Workers’ Week has been a fantastic focal point for colleagues throughout the social care sector to come together and discuss the key challenges faced, and to take stock of the incredible work of the workforce – looking at ways we can best support them to maximise quality of care given to those who use the sectors services. This year, Professional Care Workers’ Week (PCWW) will shine a light on the work happening in the social care sector; exploring some of the issues faced by the workforce, as well as those faced by the sector as a whole. Collaboration is at the heart of PCWW, which provides a platform for people to share best practice, experiences and to have discussions about topics such as the wellbeing of care workers, skills of the workforce, and cost of living crisis and ways to support care workers. Alongside chats, panels and best practice sharing Professional Care Workers’ Week is primarily a celebration. A celebration of care workers across the UK who continue to support those who draw on care every day, rain or shine, global pandemic or not.
How to get involved with Professional Care Workers’ Week. Visit: EVENTBRITE

Are YOU inspired to learn more about becoming ‘a highly skilled professional care worker in Oxfordshire?’

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