Transforming Care

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We provide practical tools and support to help adult social care organisations in England recruit, develop and lead their workforce.

We are working with Health Education England, Skills for Health, Transforming Care partners and other key stakeholders to support the ambitions of the Transforming Care programme by ensuring that we have a workforce which is able to effectively support people with a learning disability in the community.

What are we doing as part of this programme?

Locally

We will support all local transforming care sites. This means that we will:

  • contribute to locally driven Transforming Care activity, sharing our offer and key resources.
  • use our expertise and understanding of the adult social care workforce to review and shape local priorities and input into guidance and plans.
  • support sites in engaging with social care providers across the local and neighbouring areas.
  • use our networks to promote the work of the transforming care programme.
  • develop a suite of case studies to be shared across transforming care sites in order to share best practice.

Regionally

We are working with regional delivery groups to share our resources and shape local priorities with a particular focus on:

  • making best use of workforce intelligence
  • understanding our workforce capacity planning tool
  • using the principles of workforce integration and workforce redesign.

Nationally

At a national level we will share our expertise and knowledge of the adult social care workforce by contributing to the development of national guidance and tools as part of the workforce delivery programme.

Additional activity


Skills for Care may be able to deliver additional activity reflecting local priorities with and on behalf of local Transforming Care sites. For more information please speak with your local Skills for Care team.

 

Systems leadership programme

Are you a leader in health or social care or allied sectors like housing or justice and you are tasked with workforce development for the Transforming Care programme for people with learning disabilities in North West London, South London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex or North, Central and East London? If so you can apply to take part in a systems leadership programme which will help you implement the new service model and build the right support in your area. Find out more about the programme here.

Resources relevant to the Transforming Care programme

We have resources to help you recruit, develop and lead your workforce.

Workforce planning tools to help you to understand your current workforce and future need in order to implement transformed care for people with learning disabilities in your partnership.

Workforce shaping and commissioning for better outcomes

This guide has been designed for those with adult social care workforce shaping and commissioning responsibilities in local authorities together with their partners in health, in the community and the public.It will help you to think about the key steps and processes needed to commission the right workforce.

Culture toolkit

The toolkit explains why culture is so important, shows the business benefits and provides activity sheets and scenarios to help you get it right.

Principles of workforce redesign

The seven principles set out the key things you need to take account of when changing the way your staff work.

Principles of workforce integration

These principles will help you to think though what is meant by workforce integration and the contribution that workforce development can make. 

Workforce planning 

Our workbook takes you through the whole workforce planning process using a practical analyse-plan-do-review method.

National Minimum Dataset for Social Care

The National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) is an online system which collects information on the adult social care workforce in England. It’s the leading source of workforce information for the whole adult social care sector. 

A number of dashboards and reports can be generated to benchmark the sector’s current position and help plan for the future. Local authorities can also access key information and statistics reports to see aggregated information about any of the 152 local authorities in England. 

Resources to help you understand what skills your workforce needs to make Transforming Care work in your area and tools to help you to measure whether you have these skills in your existing workforce and to help you to understand any gaps.

Workforce capacity planning

Workforce capacity planning helps you to work out if you have the right mix and numbers of workers with the right skills and knowledge to implement care and support reform.

National Minimum Dataset for Social Care

The National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) is an online system which collects information on the adult social care workforce in England. It’s the leading source of workforce information for the whole adult social care sector. 

A number of dashboards and reports can be generated to benchmark the sector’s current position and help plan for the future. Local authorities can also access key information and statistics reports to see aggregated information about any of the 152 local authorities in England. 

Solutions and resources to help you ensure that your workforce is skilled and competent to deliver a range of new and different services.

Autism resources

Our autism resources help you understand what skills and knowledge are required to support people with autism, their carers and families. We also have resources to support you to develop the skills of your staff when working with people with autism.

Restrictive practices

We’ve developed guidance on workforce development for commissioners and employers seeking to minimise the use of restrictive practices in social care and health.

Positive Behavioural support

We’ve produced Positive behavioural support: a mini guide to arranging and paying for training to support you with PBS training for your workforce.

We have other resources which you may find useful to recruit, develop and lead your workforce.

Recruitment and retention - Finding and keeping workers

Finding and keeping workers supports health and social care providers of all sizes with their recruitment and retention challenges.

It aims to be the first place you visit for recruitment and retention information and includes a range of useful videos, case studies and websites.

The Six C's in social care

The 6Cs are the values which need to underpin the culture and practise of organisations delivering care and support.

The Social Care Commitment

The Social Care Commitment is a promise made by people who work in social care to give the best care and support they can.

You and your employees choose from a number of tasks designed to help improve your care services and then sign the commitment.

Individual employers and personal assistants

We have developed an information hub that brings together useful information and resources for those who employ a personal assistant (PA) using direct payments from their local authority, a personal health budget from the NHS or with their own money.


More information

Your local Skills for Care team will be making contact with all local transforming care sites in order to engage them with our offer. For more information, please select your area from the list below. 

National leads

Marie Lovell
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Jim Thomas
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North

Christine Burkett
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Sally Gretton
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London

Karen Morse
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Ruth Keynes
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South

Sarah-Jane Dale
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Midlands

Mark Yates
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James Cross
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