Sep 19

Develop your staff: a round-up

Posted: 27 September 2019

Develop your staff

During August and September, we’ve been sharing practical advice and guidance on how services can develop their workforce.

We know that people working in care who regularly undertake high quality learning opportunities are able to develop the skills and knowledge needed to be competent and confident in their role.

In case you missed anything, here’s a round-up of the campaign:

  • Our new Guide to developing your staff launched complete with simple templates to help you plan, deliver and evaluate the learning and development you provider for your staff.
  • We shared our mandatory training requirements, providing guidance on refreshing knowledge and skills in a variety of topic areas based on a review of legislation, guidelines, statutory guidance, standards and recommendations.
  • Graham Woodham, Programme Head for the Regulated Professional Workforce at Skills for Care, discusses the benefits of mentoring and how it can help you to develop your staff – Developing opportunities through mentoring.
  • Different ways to learn and develop - Maxine Shacklady, Training Manager at Bridgewater Home Care shares some insight into the benefits of using different types of learning and development
  • I Care… Ambassador’s Ruth Daynes and Justin Charnock shared their stories of working in care and being an I Care…Ambassador.
  • Our Moving Up leadership programme, aimed specifically at individuals from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background announced new dates. Find out more here.
  • And finally we focused on how to develop your nursing workforce, with the launch of suite of films exploring the nursing associate role and sharing case studies from registered nurses working in social care.


What’s next?

Look out for our next campaign focused on 'Recruiting the right people' launching soon. #CareToRecruit