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Dec 18
Blog

Getting into the Christmas spirit at work

Getting into the Christmas spirit at work
Monday 10 December 2018

We want to spread some Christmas spirit and share the heart-warming things that staff said they enjoy about working over the festive season.

04
Dec 18
Blog

A busy year but much more to do

A busy year but much more to do
Tuesday 4 December 2018

As we come to the end of a busy year, our CEO, Sharon Allen, looks back at some of Skills for Care's achievements in 2018.

15
Nov 18
Blog

Safe staffing levels: how many staff do you need?

Safe staffing levels: how many staff do you need?
Thursday 15 November 2018

Project Manager, Rob Hargreaves, talks about what we mean by 'safe staffing levels' and how our new online guide can help you decide how many staff you need to meet the needs of your service, no matter what the circumstances.

09
Nov 18
Blog

The right words will come

The right words will come
Friday 9 November 2018

Amanda Cheesley, Professional Lead for Long Term Conditions and End of Life Care at the Royal College of Nursing talks about how the Bounce Back Boy resources has enabled people – not just nurses – to hear Josh's story and use it as a means to open discussion, provoke emotions and for us, to improve care.

07
Nov 18
Article

One chance to get it right

One chance to get it right
Wednesday 7 November 2018

Claire Henry was formerly the CEO of National Council for Palliative Care that merged with Hospice UK in 2017. She was awarded an MBE for her services to improving end of life care and is now Director of Improvement and Transformation at Hospice UK. Claire shares the story of their involvement with Lynn and Josh (Bounce Back Boy).

05
Nov 18
Blog

When you just need to be Mum

When you just need to be Mum
Monday 5 November 2018

Lynn Cawley is the mum of Josh who died at the age of 22. They've now shared their story about the end of life care he received and the impact of this on their family. She talks openly about the struggles and why these new resources we've developed around her story are so important for her family and end of life care.

31
Oct 18
Blog

Let's champion the vital role of the registered manager...

Let's champion the vital role of the registered manager...
Wednesday 31 October 2018

Des Kelly OBE, previous Skills for Care board member, talks about the value and importance of registered managers and the role support networks play.

30
Oct 18
Blog

A diverse month

A diverse month
Tuesday 30 October 2018

Sharon Allen, Skills for Care CEO, rounds up our month of diversity and makes clear our commitment going forward.

25
Oct 18
Article

Dementia doesn't discriminate, so neither should we

Dementia doesn't discriminate, so neither should we
Thursday 25 October 2018

During our #embracediversity month we want to share advice about how to care and support individuals from BAME and LGBT backgrounds who are living with dementia.

22
Oct 18
Blog

Stepping up with the Moving Up programme

Stepping up with the Moving Up programme
Monday 22 October 2018

During #EmbraceDiversity month, we hear from Maria Hamood, who recently completed our Moving Up Programme. She offers an insight into why she undertook the programme, what she has gained and why she thinks other people should get involved.

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