New app for adult social care workers in England
A NEW dedicated app for the adult social care workforce in England has been launched to support staff on-the-go through the coronavirus pandemic. The Care Workforce app, developed with NHSX and NHS Business Services Authority will be introduced under the new CARE brand.
The app will act as a single digital hub for social care workers to access relevant COVID-19 updates, guidance, support and discounts from their phone and will:
- act as a single one-stop-shop providing the sector with all the latest guidance, wellbeing support and advice they need to protect themselves from COVID-19 and keep themselves well
- provide access to learning resources on crucial areas such as infection control as well as practical advice and support for mental wellbeing
- show how care workers can take advantage of offers available to NHS and social care staff, including free car parking and discounts through organisations and initiatives like Discounts for Carers and the Blue Light Card
- signpost free access to apps like Silvercloud, Daylight and Sleepio, which can help boost users’ mental wellbeing through programmes covering sleep, stress and resilience
The app is available for download from on Apple and Android supported smartphones, or can be accessed by browsers on any device.
Download the app now or search 'Care Workforce' on Google Play or the App Store.