As we launch our platform to serve health and social care organisations, a simple truth is staring us in the face. The sector is facing challenges far greater than one system can fix on its own. The very people who inherently bring care and compassion to the front line day-in day-out are facing unprecedented struggles. The very people we rely on to make lives better for everyone else are feeling exhausted and undervalued and having the heart knocked out of them.
The sector is precious; it is what it is because of the people who work within it and make a difference every day. We can’t expect fruit in the orchard if we don’t take care of the trees.
Our ethos will always be about making a difference, making change. This campaign recognises that we cannot make this one on our own, neither can we stand by and watch this happen without speaking out. But we can offer a platform of support, a place where stories can be heard, frustrations aired and wrongs acknowledged, and we know there are changemakers out there who can help.
While we don’t claim to offer a magic solution that will fix the many issues facing health and social care in our times, we have channelled all of our expertise into building a platform that seeks to redefine the status quo and challenge conventional thinking when it comes to training and its vital link with employee happiness and retention. By really understanding what needs to happen, individually, collectively and systemically, we want to tackle complexity with simplicity.
For us, health and social care is, always was, and always will be about the people. The people we learn with, the people we learn from and the people we learn for. Everything we do is centred around a simple framework: networks and circles of support for people. We never want to lose sight of those individuals or lose them to other sectors. We want people to stop asking “Why would anyone do this job?” and instead tell the world “Why I’m proud to do this job”.