Changing the perception of social care in 2021

Changing the perception of social care in 2021

2020 will be remembered for many things.   For us at Askham, it was not only the year of a crushing pandemic, but the year the reputation of health and social care took a battering. We have a collective responsibility in 2021 to turn this around, not just for the...
Askham celebrates trio of successful student placements

Askham celebrates trio of successful student placements

Three student nurses who joined us on a five-week placement are eager to return after we opened their eyes to the diversity of services on offer and the scope for career progression within care.   We would like to congratulate Christopher Obhiero-Thomas, Clara...
Student placement celebrated at Askham

Student placement celebrated at Askham

A Cambridgeshire care community, which welcomed three students on a five-week placement, is celebrating its success having opened their eyes to the diversity of services on offer and the scope for career progression within care.   Askham Village Community, which...
Dare we be optimistic?

Dare we be optimistic?

As we head into winter and the second wave of coronavirus infections, it remains to be seen how effective the Government’s 3-tier restrictions will be and how long this wave will last, but, despite this, I am cautiously optimistic about the fate of care homes in the...
Social leadership and staff communication

Social leadership and staff communication

Amidst the pandemic, we’re constantly learning new things. Whether that’s new methods, procedures, containment processes, or utilising new equipment; keeping up with the threat of COVID-19 has seen us adapt our working practices swiftly, as we adjust to social...
Call for change in perceptions of social care sector

Call for change in perceptions of social care sector

A Cambridgeshire care community is calling for a change in perception of the social care sector, as it expresses concern about the narrative in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, which fails to do justice to the variety of care encompassed by the industry.  ...