January 14, 2022 Mark Topps Make 2022 your year If you’re like me, you’ll be wondering where the last year has gone. Between COVID and the changes happening in the sector, time is moving incredibly quickly. But, it’s important to make a plan and focus on the number 1...
January 7, 2022 Mark Topps Leaders vs managers in social care Welcome to my first blog post of 2022! Leaders vs managers – this is a topic I’m incredibly passionate about and have spoken publicly about in the past. To me, a leader and a manager are two very different...
December 23, 2021 Mark Topps Reflecting on the past year in social care Where has this year gone? We’re days away from Christmas and it feels like we should be in May or June! Sadly, another year full of COVID and restrictions, but this hasn’t stopped all of us in...
December 17, 2021 Mark Topps Achieving a work-life balance at Christmas Part of our ‘Let’s talk about…’ mental health and wellbeing series As much as we’d love to be spending time with our families this Christmas, we all know social care is a 24/7 role. Thankfully,...
December 10, 2021 Mark Topps Get your service ready for Christmas Christmas is fast approaching, with only 2 weeks left to plan and get ready for the festive period. In my last column, I wrote about activities and entertainment, but I know first-hand that there’s a...
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