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May 17

Working in social care is 'so much more than nursing'

Friday 12 May 2017

On International Nurses Day experienced consultant nurse Philomena O'hanlon reflects on her pride in the contribution this group of dedicated professionals make to adult social care

May 17

Workforce future forecasting

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Skills for Care's Dave Griffiths talks about a bespoke service from our Workforce Intelligence team that is in increasing demand from Local Authority commissioners: workforce future forecasting.

May 17

A good (enough) death

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Project Manager Marie Lovell talks about supporting her late father at the end of his life.

May 17

Dying Matters

Thursday 4 May 2017

In the run up to Easter BBC Radio Cumbria hosted a series of conversations on the theme of death and dying and Skills for Care Fellow Bill Mumford was invited to address the question: "What is a good death?"

May 17

Not the icing on the cake but the vital ingredient

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Andy Tilden is a Director at Skills for Care and is using his experience to learn, reflect and report on the health, care and support he is receiving.

Apr 17

'Are you shocked by your own data?'

Thursday 13 April 2017

Our CEO Sharon Allen reflects on how our National Minimum Data Set for Social Care can help tackle big issues in our sector.

Apr 17

Let's bust some myths around our data

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Let's bust some myths around our data Gillian McCormack, Programme Head in the Workforce Intelligence team at Skills for Care talks about why we can be confident in our sector's main source of data.

Mar 17


Tuesday 28 March 2017

Andy Tilden, Skills for Care's Director of Sector Development, reflects on some potentially life-changing news; and what really matters to people, regardless of which part of the health and social care system they find themselves in.

Mar 17

Celebrating World Social Work Day

Tuesday 21 March 2017

On World Social Work Day our CEO Sharon Allen reflects on the brilliant and life changing work social workers do.

Mar 17

There's more than one way to recruit and retain your workforce

Tuesday 14 March 2017

Jim Thomas, Programme head for workforce innovation reflects from his innovative approaches to recruiting and retaining workers workshop at the Skills for Care annual conference 2017.

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