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Dec 21
Article

Skills for Care reflects on the year with 2021 highlights campaign

Skills for Care reflects on the year with 2021 highlights campaign
Monday 6 December 2021

We'll be looking back at 2021 activity to support the adult social care workforce to lead, deliver and grow – including the launch of new projects, reports, and guidance, new additions to our website, and the development of our new four-year strategy.

02
Dec 21
Article

Four ways you can use ASC-WDS to see how you compare to similar providers

Four ways you can use ASC-WDS to see how you compare to similar providers
Thursday 2 December 2021

Our Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) provides a wide range of benefits for social care providers – from managing training records to providing access to funding.

30
Nov 21
Article

How your data and insights have been used to shape sector decisions this year

How your data and insights have been used to shape sector decisions this year
Tuesday 30 November 2021

The data collected in ASC-WDS underpins Skills for Care's annual workforce reports, including our recently released 'State of the social care sector and workforce in England' report.

24
Nov 21
Blog

Why providing workforce data matters to me, and the social care sector

Why providing workforce data matters to me, and the social care sector
Wednesday 24 November 2021

Skills for Care's Programme Head of Workforce Intelligence, Dave Griffiths, shares his experience of developing Skills for Care's data collection services over the past 15 years, as we officially launch our Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set.

22
Nov 21
Article

Skills for Care launches ASC-WDS data service and new Benefits Bundle

Skills for Care launches ASC-WDS data service and new Benefits Bundle
Monday 22 November 2021

Skills for Care is celebrating the launch of the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS), funded by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), as the leading source of workforce intelligence for the adult social care sector in England.

19
Nov 21
Article

Spotlight on men working in social care

Spotlight on men working in social care
Friday 19 November 2021

In honour of International Men's Day, we're discussing the importance of encouraging men into a career in social care. Our data tells us that currently only 18% of the social care workforce are male.

15
Nov 21
Article

Top tips for individual employers on retaining personal assistants

Top tips for individual employers on retaining personal assistants
Monday 15 November 2021

To support individual employers to continue to grow and maintain strong and long-lasting working relations with their personal assistants, we've put together some top retention tips, based on our key resources and discussions with individual employers.

11
Nov 21
Article

How to identify learning needs in your team to support staff retention

How to identify learning needs in your team to support staff retention
Thursday 11 November 2021

87% of employers we spoke to told us that offering learning and development opportunities improved staff commitment, and employers with a turnover of less than 10% told us that investing in learning and development was one reason they managed to retain staff.

09
Nov 21
Article

Five learning and development resources to support retention

Five learning and development resources to support retention
Tuesday 9 November 2021

Supporting learning and development opportunities for your team can play a vital role in helping with staff retention. As part of our #RetainToGain work we've rounded up some of our key resources to help you to support learning and development opportunities for your team.

02
Nov 21
Article

Social care leaders share how our 'Digital learning for managers' modules can support leadership and retention

Social care leaders share how our 'Digital learning for managers' modules can support leadership and retention
Tuesday 2 November 2021

Skills for Care's 'Digital learning for managers' modules provide an opportunity for new and aspiring managers to develop and progress in their career can play a vital role in helping employers to retain staff, by allowing your team members to grow their career within your organisation.

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