What we do

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Skills for Care provides practical tools and support to help adult social care organisations in England recruit, develop and lead their workforce.

We became the home of the National Skills Academy for Social Care in 2014.  

By working with organisations and sharing best practice, we help to raise quality and standards and make sure dignity and respect are at the heart of service delivery.

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Our local experts

We have local area teams across the country who can signpost you to relevant tools and the availability of funding for learning and development. Our experts are available now to provide bespoke support to your organisation.


We regularly collect feedback to see how we’re doing.

In our latest customer satisfaction survey 88% of employers and stakeholders we work with would recommend Skills for Care to others.

Read our latest customer satisfaction survey.

Our business plan 2017/18 outlines the activities we’ll undertake from April 2017 - March 2018.

It builds on our unique expertise and proven track record for leadership and workforce development in adult social care. 

We developed the plan based on the key priorities and challenges faced by the sector in the coming years.

Our business plan is built around the following key areas:

  • improving recruitment and retention
  • integration and workforce development.




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