Social media - Resources for the social care sector
Social media is connecting more and more people. As our social media use grows we are discovering it's many advantages in ways we can use digital technology to support people in social services, their carers and families.
Here is our round up of social media resources for the social care sector.
Technology can promote independence and diminish isolation but councils must make residents aware of available support - a round up of good online tools by @shirleyayres
2. New social media guide for people working in health & social care - do's & don'ts & being sensible online.
Part of the Smart Guides to Engagement series, this guidehelps clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) interact with service users, stakeholders and communities through socialmedia.
Blog by @shirleyayres discussing and sharing resources to promote the use of social media in social care
Great post by @HelReynolds - remember that bad can sometimes turn good. "It's a measure of a person and an organisation when they are happy to so freely flag up mistakes. Most would run a mile from doing so but being brave, and human, will pay off in the longer run, especially on social media."
If your finding your feet on social media this post by @buckhouse might help you to understand how to engage well by "giving your audience something that actually makes their lives better".
The Click Guide to Digital Technology for Adult Social Care has been developed to help professionals, carers and service users make use of the fantastic resources which are already available across the whole spectrum of needs in adult social care today.
The biggest risk in health care social media is not participating in the conversation. Simply putting “find me on Facebook" or “follow me on Twitter" badges on your website does not equate with health care social media. Having noted this, among the most common concerns that seem to limit participation are those regarding professionalism. So let’s make this as easy as possible, with 12 words to light your way by @FarrisTimimi
Focus on something that is readily available as a tool to support individuals, communities, councils or other organisations who are looking to engage with, develop alongside, and understand their stakeholders. Focus was on the role that social media can play as a tool for citizen and community engagement. Article by @GeorgeJulian
Great presentation by @PaulBromford 20 slides detailing mini lessons we can all learn about social media.
Over the past eight weeks @MrDarrenGormley has been collaborating with the people he visits and put together their own official top ten activities based on their experiences with him during that time.
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