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Feb 17

Nurturing the best young talent

Monday 13 February 2017

Helen Wilcox, CEO of Woodford homecare and Skills for Care Vice Chair talks about recruiting and developing the best young talent.

Feb 17

It's time to claim back some money

Monday 13 February 2017

A blog by Cori Lowe about why adult social care employers should claim money towards the cost of employees completing social care qualifications.

Feb 17

Champions in care

Wednesday 8 February 2017

Shirley Lough, registered manager at START and a member of the National Skills Academy for Social Care, says creating 'Champion' roles helped them achieve an outstanding rating.

Feb 17

Social care: it's time to change the script

Monday 6 February 2017

Late last year, Skills for Care and Professor Peter Beresford hosted a meeting of academics with a background in adult social care, practitioners, third sector organisations and people who access care and support services, to consider how a fundamental repositioning of social care and social work in the 21st Century might be achieved, as part of a wider health and care settlement for the future. Today, we briefly summarise the wide-ranging discussion which took place.

Jan 17

Why do we need to address core skills in social care?

Monday 16 January 2017

Pippa Doran, core skills project manager at Skills for Care, talks to us about why employers need to take action on core skills, and the costly consequences of not doing so.

Jan 17

It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it

Thursday 12 January 2017

Sharon Allen reflects on the Graduate Management Trainee celebration event held in London on Friday 6th January 2017.

Dec 16

What a #SCCWeek!

Monday 5 December 2016

Project manager Pippa Doran looks back at the success of Social Care Commitment Week 2016

Dec 16

Timebanking works

Friday 2 December 2016

Our CEO Sharon Allen shares her experience of visiting a timebank in Cambridge.

Dec 16

Apprenticeship Standards: Why you should get involved

Thursday 1 December 2016

Apprenticeship Standards: Why you should get involved - blog by Pete Barron on the new standards

Nov 16

If you're good enough…

Friday 18 November 2016

Andy Tilden, Director of Sector Development at Skills for Care, looks at recruiting 16-19 year olds to work in social care.

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