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Sep 16

The social care sector is bigger than you think

Monday 26 September 2016

Lee Stribling, our Project Manager for NMDS-SC implementation, discusses the size and structure of the adult social care sector.

Sep 16

The inspector calls

Friday 23 September 2016

Our CEO Sharon Allen reflects on a recent inspection visit to find out what more Skills for Care can do to support the social care workforce.

Sep 16

What makes outstanding care is leaders and managers

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Andy Tilden, our Director of Sector Development, talks about the role of leaders and managers in delivering outstanding care.

Sep 16

Why I Care…Ambassadors work

Monday 12 September 2016

Our CEO, Sharon Allen reflects on a recent conversation she had with an employer who praised our I Care...Ambassadors initiative.

Sep 16

'Having a deeper understanding of myself has allowed me to adapt my approach to leadership'

Monday 5 September 2016

Bernadette Mossman, Healthcare Director at Vida Healthcare, talks about the importance of developing yourself as a leader and how our Top Leaders course helped her discover what makes her tick.

Aug 16

The living proof that you can forge a career in social care

Friday 12 August 2016

"We need to do some myth busting about working in social care" - Sharon Allen, CEO, Skills for Care

Aug 16

Coaching for success

Thursday 4 August 2016

Our CEO Sharon Allen reflects on what she learnt of her coaching course and is now offering coaching sessions to the social care sector.

Aug 16

Occupational therapists deserve to be recognised as a vital, vibrant, and user focussed element of the workforce

Tuesday 2 August 2016

Skills for Care is proud to have taken part in the College of Occupational Therapists 40th annual conference. Guest blogger Julia Scott, Chief Executive Officer at the College of Occupational Therapists, says occupational therapists (OTs) deserve to be recognised as a vital, vibrant, and user focussed element of the workforce.

Jul 16

Reflections on our latest board briefing

Thursday 28 July 2016

Hear from Dame Moira Gibb, Chair of Skills for Care on the latest board meeting at Skills for Care

Jul 16

'If you want good PAs you have to grow them'

Monday 25 July 2016

Jean supports her daughter, Augustina, to employ a team of personal assistants (PAs) using a personal health budget. Here, Jean tells us how applying for funding to train the PAs has made a big difference to the team and ultimately has improved the quality of care they provide to Augustina.

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