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Feb 17

National Commissioning Now programme launched

Following on from the successful regional bespoke Commissioning Now programmes we have launched a national programme.

Date: Tuesday 21 February 2017
Feb 17

Preparing you for the levy

The levy is fast approaching and with this morning's announcement, much more of a reality for those employers it affects. However at Skills for Care we are saying: Don't dread the levy, prepare instead!

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2017
Feb 17

New mental health framework will increase quality and consistency of care

We're pleased to launch a new 'Core Skills Education and Training Framework' for the mental health workforce, with the aim of increasing the quality and consistency of care in mental health services.

Date: Thursday 2 February 2017
Jan 17

Workforce Development Fund now open for applications

Large national organisations and lead organisations of employer-led partnerships can now apply for the Workforce Development Fund 2017-2018. It allows you to claim back money towards the costs of workers completing adult social care qualifications and learning programmes. Large national organisations can use the money for their own workforce and partnerships can disburse money to their members. The deadline is 1pm on Friday 24 February 2017.

Date: Tuesday 31 January 2017
Jan 17

Reviewing the standards of Managers in social care

Relaunch of the MIS

Date: Monday 30 January 2017
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