Skills for Care is committed to involving employers (organisations and people who employ their own personal assistants), people who use services and carers in their work to ensure that activities undertaken reflect their needs, wants and aspirations.
People are welcome to get involved in the work of Skills for Care in a variety of ways depending on their area of interest and in ways that are tailored to suit their activity and individual circumstances. Such activities might include commenting on draft products, co-producing new policies, responding to consultations, attending area or national meetings or presenting at conferences.
If you would like more information on how you can be involved, please complete this online registration form or call 0113 245 1716 and speak to our information officer.
Process for being involved in the work of Skills for Care
To hear about the impact participating with Skills for Care can have on your skills and work please read this testimonial.
Making it Real: Marking progress towards personalised, community based support
Think Local, Act Personal's (TLAP) Making it Real sets out what people who use services and carers expect to see and experience if support services are truly personalised. They are set of "progress markers" - written by real people and families - that can help an organisation to check how they are going towards transforming adult social care. The aim of Making it Real is for people to have more choice and control so they can live full and independent lives.
More information on Skills for Care's commitments can be found on TLAP's website.
Skills for Care has a number of research projects underway. We often seek participation from people throughout the research process. Details of how you can participate in Skills for Care research projects can be found here.