User friendly National Minimum Data Set for Social Care dashboards launched
News release 19 September 2012
The new dashboards, developed after extensive consultation with frontline employers will help users with a NMDS-SC account update the way they access and interpret NMDS-SC information.
"Employers have been telling us loud and clear they want to be able to access the data more easily and these easy to use dashboards are a huge step forward in meeting that challenge," says Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen.
Data is now graphically presented in a new and easy to understand format with tailored interpretation, simple guidance and links to related resources. Users can explore and customise a series of dashboards showing different topics including:
- Recruitment & retention
- Staff overviews
- Workforce demographics
- Qualifications and training
- Local demand and intelligence.
Users will be able to see the new NMDS-SC dashboards once they have logged into their account.
Skills for Care have also produced a tutorial video that guides users through each dashboard, explaining the new features and how they can get the most out of them.
The link to the video is available at www.skillsforcare.org.uk/dashboardstutorial or on the dashboards homepage. Click dashboards on the left-hand navigation menu after logging into your account to get to the dashboards homepage.
Skills for Care aim to add new dashboard views and tools later in 2012.
To access support all users have to do is email or call the NMDS-SC Support Service -
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone number: 0845 873 0129
Paul Clarke: 0113 2411297 / 07977519287. email@example.com
- Skills for Care is the employment-led strategic body for workforce development in adult social care in England, which is licensed jointly with its UK allies by UKCES to be the 'Skills for Care and Development' Sector Skills Council (SSC). Both organisations are chaired by Professor David Croisdale-Appleby. The other members of the SSC are the, the General Social Care Council, the Scottish Social Services Council, the Care Council for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Social Care Council.
- Skills for Care forms a strategic overview of workforce needs in adult social care, which accounts for nearly 1.56 million workers spread over 48,300 establishments employing care staff. Skills for Care members are drawn from groups representing public, private and voluntary sector care employers, along with representatives of staff, trainers, service users and informal carers. Social care includes residential care, domiciliary care and social work with all its specialisms.
- Skills for Care and its SSC allies promote and develop the social care sector's National Occupational Standards which are statements of competence that describe 'best practice'.
- Skills for Care area networks are major brokers of funding for social care workforce development.