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The Sona Blog

News, research and insights from the world of frontline work

What’s on Social Care's Christmas wishlist?

We explore what the Social Care sector would like to see from the government in terms of policy, ideas and reforms in 2023.

5 books every Social Care leader should read this Christmas

Five of our favourite must-read books on leadership for health and social care industry leaders.

Winter wellness: 3 ways to prevent burnout

Employee wellbeing and employee engagement should be two things at the top of every wishlist this winter. Fight burnout with these wellness tips.

Rewarding staff at Christmas - a guide to festive gifting

Christmas is a great time to recognise and reward your employees. Here are our dos and don'ts of Christmas gifting as well as some low-cost present ideas.

The Rishi Sunak era is underway - what could this mean for Social Care?

Rishi Sunak is now Prime Minister. What does his leadership mean for the Department of Health & Social Care and for the care sector? We look at his plans.

CQC’s State of Care report: What it Means for Social Care

The CQC's State of Care report highlights a gridlocked health and social care system with a workforce capacity crunch. What does it mean for social care?

How technology is solving the NHS's £2500-a-shift problem

Agency costs in the NHS are rising to as high as £2500 per nurse shift, according to new reports. How can tech combat rising healthcare agency costs?

Care Show roundup: 3 standout innovations to boost employee happiness and well-being

Discover how leading social care sector innovators are adopting new ideas to tackle staff turnover and improve the wellbeing of their frontline workforces.