Please see a list below of useful Health & Social Care resources including websites, blog posts and Facebook pages to follow:
National Careers Service- government careers service where you can search job titles and courses near you. Also has a skills assessment feature to explore roles best suited for your skills. https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-categories/healthcare
The Princes Trust- charitable organisation which works in collaboration with Health Education England (HEE) to help young people get into the healthcare workforce. https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/success-stories/success-story-nhs
NHS Careers- official NHS website dedicated to healthcare careers with search facility for courses and job roles. https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/
Think Care Careers- website with resources on adult social care. https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Careers-in-care/Think-Care-Careers.aspx
Department of Health & Social Care- explores roles within adult social care. https://www.everydayisdifferent.com/home.aspx?
Social Care TV- a great resource compiled by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). Features a range of videos exploring different types of social care including working with autism, challenging behaviour, mental health and disabilities. https://www.scie.org.uk/socialcaretv/
Royal College of Nursing- advice for those interested in a career in nursing. https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/become-a-nurse
Royal College of Midwives- advice for those interested in a career in midwifery. https://www.rcm.org.uk/promoting/learning-careers/become-a-midwife/
Healthcare blog posts to follow
The Health Foundation- an independent charity that invites guest bloggers in the healthcare community to contribute. https://www.health.org.uk/news-and-comment/blogs
Special Needs Jungle- shares parent-led information about special education, disability issues, health conditions and rare diseases for children and young people aged up to 25 since its launch in 2008. https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/
The Mental Elf- Started in 2011 for the sharing of research and reports regarding mental health, the blog has since expanded to include content from a team of experts across the world. https://www.vuelio.com/uk/social-media-index/health-blogs-uk-top-10/
Biology, Medicine and Health Student Blog- Blog posts by undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at The University of Manchester- https://manchesterbmhstudents.wordpress.com/
Organisations to follow on Facebook
Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust- @WarringtonAndHaltonHospitalsNhsFoundationTrust
Your Life Your Way- @YLYWCIC
The leading provider of Personal Assistants and client centric care to Disabled and Older People based in Northwich.
Bluebird Care St Helens & Warrington- @BluebirdCareStHelensWarrington. Home health care service.