New support app for social care staff

COVID-19 communicating with staff

A new app is available for the adult social care workforce in England to support staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The Care Workforce app will act as a single digital hub for social care workers to access relevant updates, guidance, support and discounts from their phone or smart device.  

Developed by NHSX and the NHS Business Services Authority, it will provide:

  • the latest guidance, wellbeing support and advice needed to protect themselves from COVID-19 and keep themselves well
  • access to learning resources on infection control as well as practical advice and support for mental wellbeing
  • offers available to NHS and social care staff
  • information on free access apps like Silvercloud, Daylight and Sleepio, which can help boost users’ mental wellbeing through programmes covering sleep, stress and resilience.

New mental wellbeing guidance will be coming soon to support the care sector with bespoke advice for care workers and will be signposted on the Care Workforce app when published.

The app will be available for anyone working in social care in England and you can download from on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, as well as being accessible online.

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