Blogs and articles

 The latest blog posts and articles from Skills for Care.

Blog ListRSS FeedAtom Feed

18
Oct 18
Article

NMDS-SC 2 - the story so far

NMDS-SC 2 - the story so far
Thursday 18 October 2018

We know most people are very pleased that the current 10 year old system is being updated. Many of you have been asking about progress and how it all works so here's a brief update.

17
Oct 18
Blog

'Fessing up' to our vulnerabilities

'Fessing up' to our vulnerabilities
Wednesday 17 October 2018

Our CEO Sharon Allen responds to a blog by Skills for Care's Vice Chair, Neil Taylor, who asked if leaders can 'fess up' to their vulnerabilities.

16
Oct 18
Article

Recruiting people from all kinds of backgrounds – learn from others

Recruiting people from all kinds of backgrounds – learn from others
Tuesday 16 October 2018

During #embracediversity month we're celebrating difference and this week focusing on recruitment. Hear how others have recruited for potential and embraced a diverse workforce.

15
Oct 18
Blog

How many leaders do you know who 'fess up' to their vulnerabilities?

How many leaders do you know who 'fess up' to their vulnerabilities?
Monday 15 October 2018

Neil Taylor, Vice Chair of Skills for Care and interim CEO of Langdon disability charity, considers whether leaders should admit they might feel vulnerable at times.

12
Oct 18
Blog

Going inside an 'old people's home for 4 year olds'

Going inside an 'old people's home for 4 year olds'
Friday 12 October 2018

Our CEO Sharon Allen reflects on the new Channel 4 series 'Old People's Home for 4 year olds' that matches up older people with a bunch of ten lively children.

11
Oct 18
Article

Opening doors to the older LGBT community

Opening doors to the older LGBT community
Thursday 11 October 2018

Alice Wallace, Director of Opening Doors London, tells us about the work they do providing services and support for the older LGBT community.

03
Oct 18
Article

Confident with difference: why it's so important

Confident with difference: why it's so important
Wednesday 3 October 2018

Workers need to be sensitive to people's needs and have the confidence to discuss individuals' differences to find out how they can best offer care and support. Hear about how we've started the conversation on becoming more confident with difference at our first 'Confident with difference' event in Bradford.

24
Sep 18
Article

How the Workforce Development Fund can help you

How the Workforce Development Fund can help you
Monday 24 September 2018

In 2017-18 the Workforce Development Fund supported over 20,000 learners. It's available for adult social care employers in England to claim money towards the cost of employees completing adult social care qualifications.

20
Sep 18
Article

Apprenticeships: a valuable approach to developing your workforce

Apprenticeships: a valuable approach to developing your workforce
Thursday 20 September 2018

The changing landscape of apprenticeships has left employers facing some big challenges, however they still provide a valuable role in the development of your workforce.

18
Sep 18
Blog

Why learning from your peers is so important

Why learning from your peers is so important
Tuesday 18 September 2018

During #learnsomethingnew month, we hear from Carol Harris, registered nurse at The Lawns Nursing Home and Chair of the Worcestershire registered managers network. She offers an insight into the importance of learning from your peers and how her local registered manager network offers the ideal opportunity to do just that.

Displaying 1 to 10 of 141
Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next