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A comprehensive guide to care sector wellbeing

According to research from Deloitte, the total annual cost of poor mental health to employers has increased by 25% since 2019, totalling between £53 and £56 billion in 2020-21.

Nowhere is this more keenly felt than in the care sector. Stress and burnout amongst care workers have been magnified by the pandemic – with 60% now reporting feeling overwhelmed by increased pressures. As a result, supporting care workers’ well-being has come into sharp focus – particularly when viewed through the lens of retention.


Want to know more about successful wellbeing initiatives in the home care sector?

Our new guide, ‘Workplace wellbeing’ brings together our care survey data, stories from successful wellbeing initiatives and easy-to-implement and cost-effective wellbeing methods that can be rolled out in any home care business.

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Blogs to help you navigate the subject of wellbeing in the care sector

  • Technology’s potential for improving carer wellbeing
    How technology can support and improve carer wellbeing By David Lynes, CEO & Founder of Unique IQ I’m a great believer in the power of technology to turn data points into information. And thanks to rapid digitisation within the care sector, it is now rich with data. But the story it… Read more »
  • How improving carer wellbeing can boost job satisfaction
    Care sector perspectives: The sector’s view on carer wellbeing By Jayne Scarman, Head of Marketing and Wellbeing Champion Unique IQ Wellbeing is widely touted as one of the solutions to the recruitment and retention crisis in care. And the business case for focusing on wellbeing at work is sound. But to… Read more »
  • Wellbeing initiatives and care management software
    How simple wellbeing initiatives can improve satisfaction in the workplace The way we manage and treat people is central to maintaining wellbeing, motivation and engagement. And while we primarily design our systems to plan, deliver and monitor domiciliary care, we also include many features to help manage the people that… Read more »
  • Supporting workplace wellbeing in the care sector
    How simple changes can improve workplace wellbeing in the care sector According to the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD), “promoting wellbeing can help prevent stress and create a more positive work environment…and be a core enabler of employee engagement and organisational performance. Supporting the health and wellbeing of care… Read more »
  • Why is it important to value your employees?
    The importance of valuing staff members Every business leader knows that a good relationship with clients is important, but what’s also important is maintaining a good relationship with employees. It seems obvious, but valuing employees can be a make or break for a business when it comes down to it…. Read more »
  • How to promote workplace wellbeing
    The importance of improving wellbeing in the social care sector According to a 2020 study by our friends at Perkbox, 79% of British adults in employment experience work-related stress.  And the care sector is not immune to the problem. A survey by NHS Digital (2018/19) of 50,800 adult carers found… Read more »
  • Wellbeing and the workplace
    Why wellbeing matters in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic By David Lynes, CEO and Founder of Unique IQ It’s February and Boris Johnson has just announced a roadmap out of lockdown. Many of us are beginning to feel like there might finally be some light at the end of… Read more »

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