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News, research and insights from the world of frontline work

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.

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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.

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Video: Are you ready for the flexible working revolution?

I was delighted to be asked to highlight some of the key flexible working trends and preferences amongst today’s care workforce at The Care Show 2022 in Birmingham.

Sona wins at the Leaders In Care Awards 2022

Sona is now an award-winning company after being named Innovative Solution of the Year for Care Homes in the 2022 Leaders In Care Awards in Birmingham.

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The Sona guide to the Care Show 2022

When and where is the Care Show 2022 and what can I expect? We answer all these questions and more in the Sona guide to the Care Show at the NEC Birmingham on 12 and 13 October.

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Sona shortlisted for a Leaders In Care award

Sona has been shortlisted for the Innovative Solutions, Care Homes, award in the Leaders in Care Awards 2022. The awards ceremony recognises the best providers, leaders and suppliers in care homes and home care at an annual ceremony in October.

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Creating a culture of staff recognition in social care

Lack of recognition is one of the biggest causes of preventable staff churn in social care. In this article, we explore the benefits of employee recognition and ways for care organisations to make team members feel appreciated.

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