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Feb 18

What do adult social care workers need to know about carbon monoxide?

Monday 12 February 2018

Simon Main, Project Worker at Gas Safety Charity discusses the real dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning that kills at least 30 people every year, and how care workers need to have the right skills and knowledge to potentially save lives.

Feb 18

Supporting new registered managers is absolutely vital

Thursday 1 February 2018

Oliver French, Project Manager at Skills for Care talks about a 12-month pilot project for registered managers, launching in April 2018.

Jan 18

Recruiting for potential - part two

Monday 22 January 2018

Jeanine Willoughby, Project Manager for recruitment and retention, reflects on an inspirational visit to a project in Lincolnshire, that aims to help hard to reach young job seekers find work in adult social care.

Jan 18

How authentic can we be as leaders?

Thursday 18 January 2018

Neil Taylor, Director of Care & Community Services at Jewish Care, considers the challenges facing authentic leaders in adult social care.

Jan 18

It's all about people and time

Monday 8 January 2018

Shirley Steeples is the registered manager at Princess Marina House, run by the RAF Benevolent Fund, and is a registered manager member of Skills for Care. She shares their best practice initiative on combating loneliness and social isolation for serving and former RAF personnel.

Jan 18

Recruiting for potential

Wednesday 3 January 2018

Jeanine Willoughby reflects on a Skills for Care project focused on how we can create a more inclusive workforce.

Dec 17

Thank you to care workers working over Christmas

Friday 22 December 2017

Sharon Allen, our CEO, wishes everyone a merry Christmas and happy new year.

Dec 17

01 January 2018 marks a change in apprenticeship learning

Monday 18 December 2017

Rob Newby, Programme Head for the Standards, Learning, Qualifications and Apprenticeships team, talks about the new apprenticeship standards which come into effect on 01 January 2018.

Dec 17

Talking about quality

Monday 11 December 2017

Jim Thomas, Programme Head for Workforce Innovation at Skills for Care, is back talking about quality in adult social care.

Dec 17

Personal relationships - the subject we don't like to talk about

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Jim Thomas is the Programme Head for Workforce Innovation at Skills for Care and explains why we need to have more open and honest conversations about personal relationships.

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