Why a social care placement is so valuable for learning
Intended for healthcare professionals
Students Previous     Next

Why a social care placement is so valuable for learning

Deborah Sturdy England’s chief nurse for adult social care

It gives opportunities to learn core skills in a nurse-led environment, as well as how to build strong relationships with people over time

Social care is the multidimensional support offered to people living in the community. The 1.5 million-strong adult social care workforce – including 34,000 registered nurses – provides personal care and support to people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and alcohol and drug dependency, as well as older people.

Nursing Standard. 37, 9, 39-39. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.9.39.s17

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in


Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now