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Sep 19
Blog

Why ASYE works for Cumbria County Council

Why ASYE works for Cumbria County Council
Thursday 19 September 2019

Tim Nicholls is a Social Work Advanced Practitioner and ASYE Professional Lead at Cumbria County Council. Tim discusses the benefits of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) for newly qualified social workers and why it works for them.

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Aug 19
Article

Different ways to learn and develop

Different ways to learn and develop
Monday 26 August 2019

Having the opportunity to learn and develop is fundamental in delivering high-quality care. Maxine Shacklady, Training Manager at Bridgewater Home Care shares some insight into the benefits of using different types of learning and development.

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Aug 19
Blog

Developing opportunities through mentoring

Developing opportunities through mentoring
Tuesday 20 August 2019

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.

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Aug 19
Article

How can the 'Guide to developing your staff' help your service?

Monday 12 August 2019

If you're new to planning learning and development or looking for ideas in how to improve the efficiency of your training budget, our new 'Guide to developing staff' can help.

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Jul 19
Article

Keeping the 'Developing managers' conversation going

Keeping the 'Developing managers' conversation going
Wednesday 31 July 2019

As our campaign around 'Developing managers' draws to a close today, we want to reflect on our two-month campaign and remind you of all the great information, articles and blogs that we shared from around the sector.

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Jul 19
Blog

Registered managers need more recognition and support

Registered managers need more recognition and support
Monday 29 July 2019

As we bring our June/July campaign around 'Developing managers' to a close this week, we catch up with Sue Ann Balcombe, Registered Manager at the Priscilla Wakefield House Care Home, who firmly believes that recognition for registered managers in our sector is long overdue.

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Jul 19
Blog

Mentoring scheme offers peer support

Mentoring scheme offers peer support
Wednesday 24 July 2019

Last year, Partners in Care: Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole, used a grant from Skills for Care's Workforce Development Innovation Fund (WDIF) to introduce a peer-led mentoring project. Kate Blake, Team Manager at Partners in Care, tells us more about how it's helped with local peer support and developing managers in their area.

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Jul 19
Blog

New voice for registered managers in our sector

New voice for registered managers in our sector
Wednesday 17 July 2019

Georgina Turner, our Interim Director for Sector Development – Engagement, reflects on the first meeting of our new Registered Manager Reference Group (RMRG), where a cross-section of our registered manager members joined forces to talk 'all-things managers in social care'.

15
Jul 19
Blog

Let's make time to network

Let's make time to network
Monday 15 July 2019

As we continue to focus on developing managers in our sector, our latest blog talks about the power of networks and how they support, not only registered managers, but also assistant and deputy managers. In 2018, we started a pilot testing the impact of establishing a network for assistant and deputy managers in Greater Manchester. Carol Mitchell, Locality Manager for that area leads this pilot and tells us more.

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Jul 19
Blog

Supporting new managers from the outset is key

Supporting new managers from the outset is key
Wednesday 10 July 2019

Julie Lusk is a new registered manager at Solar Care Homes and a registered manager member of Skills for Care. She's worked her way from support worker, senior and deputy manager, to registered manager. Julie talks about how she's embraced her new role through working with peers and engaging with other managers, taking part in pilots, networks, events and forums.

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