Why nursing students should do a placement in social care
Students learn core skills in a nurse-led environment, as well as how to build strong relationships with people over time while supporting their independence
Social care is the multi-dimensional support offered to people living in the community.
The 1.5 million-strong adult social care workforce – including 34,000 registered nurses – provide personal care and support to people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and alcohol and drug dependency, as well as older people.
What types of people will I work with?
Social care isn’t about looking after ‘patients’ – it is about looking after people to maintain their independence and quality of life, helping them to reach their potential.
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