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May 09, 2024

Everything you need to know about #GladtoCare Week

Celebrating the hard and dedication of care workers this Glad to Care Week

Glad to Care 2024 Save the Date

First launched in 2018, Glad to Care Week is an annual event that aims to shine a light on the hard work, dedication and selflessness of people who provide care and support to the most vulnerable members of society. 

Glad to Care will take place from May 20th to May 24th 2024, raising awareness for people working in social care who dedicate their lives to caring for their residents. The week will be full of free sessions and activities for all to take part and engage with! After a wildly popular Glad to Care in 2023, this year we’re returning with the theme of wellbeing, as we bring you a week of fun filled activities designed to promote physical and mental wellbeing for those living and working in the care industry. 

Kicking the week off right with Motivation Monday, you’ll then be able to put your baking skills to the test with Tasty Tuesday, followed by a focus on mindfulness as well as mental and physical health with Wellbeing Wednesday, before moving on to Thankful Thursday where we will be encouraging residents, families and anyone who wants to get involved to shout about why they are thankful for people who work in care! Ending the week on a high note we will be hosting Feel Good Friday with some fantastic song-along sessions. 

We encourage everyone getting involved to share your photos and videos with us across your social media channels using the hashtag #GladtoCare. 

Join in our activities and get involved during the week:
  • Monday's Motivational Live Exercise session with Stefan 10am  - Sign up here
  • Monday's Mindfulness of Breath session with Heather- Watch now
  • Tasty Tuesday's Recipe Book by apetito - Download Here
  • Wellbeing Wednesday's Live Pilates session with Ruth 10am - Sign up here
  • Wellbeing Wednesday's VR Tour at the Lake District - Watch now
  • Wellbeing Wednesday's VR Tour at the Aquarium - Watch now
  • Feel Good Friday's Sing-along session with Alan - Watch now
  • Feel Good Friday's Positive Talks session with Reverend John - Watch now

Click here for more information and a full rundown of the week’s activities 

All the activities lined up for Glad to Care are being provided by our partners who we collaborate with to ensure our Oomph! On-Demand Wellbeing & Activities Platform users have fresh, fun content updated every day! There are over 3,000 activities to choose from on the platform that cover a wide range of topics and interests, all specifically tailored to helping older adults achieve greater quality of life. We collaborate with our partners, who are experts in wellbeing, mental and physical health, dementia and nutrition, to provide a platform that helps residents to live, not just exist. Click here to find out more about the Wellbeing & Activities Platform.  

To get involved and show your support, all you have to do is sign up using the form on the activities page of the Glad to Care website to download the activities toolkit where you will get access to your pack as well as reminders to the upcoming events.  

For every person that signs up for the activities toolkit, Person Centred Software will donate £2 to the Care Workers’ Charity! 

The Care Workers’ Charity are the only benevolent fund for paid care workers in the UK and have supported over 11,700 care workers with nearly £6 million in grants since 2016.  


Get involved and show how you’re Glad to Care! 

By signing up to Glad to Care Awareness Week, you can show your support and get involved with the fun by getting access to the activities that will take place over the course of the week. 

Click here for all the information you need on how to get involved with Glad to Care Week 2024! 


May 9, 2024

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