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May 19
Blog

Building community links to improve dementia care

Building community links to improve dementia care
Monday 20 May 2019

For Dementia Action Week 2019, this guest blog explores how you can build community links to improve dementia care in your service.

15
May 19
Blog

Are we ready to talk about death, dying and bereavement?

Are we ready to talk about death, dying and bereavement?
Wednesday 15 May 2019

Adult social care workers need to feel confident and competent to talk to people about death, dying and bereavement. Guest blogger, Claire Henry, shares her thoughts about how we can make sure workers 'are ready' to have these conversations.

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May 19
Article

Everyday leadership

Everyday leadership
Monday 13 May 2019

There are various skills that can make you a good leader at any level. People often recognise that to be successful in the role of a manager or as the CEO of company you need good leadership skills. It's less recognised that these skills are equally as important in frontline workers.

07
May 19
Article

Are you 'Confident with difference'?

Are you 'Confident with difference'?
Tuesday 7 May 2019

Today we're launching our new resource 'Confident with difference' - a series of short films designed for managers and leaders to use with their teams to consider how well they currently embrace diversity and how they can improve.

23
Apr 19
Article

How can you use people's views to improve your service?

How can you use people's views to improve your service?
Tuesday 23 April 2019

This #ExpOfCare week, we want to share tips about how you can involve the people you support and staff in making improvements, and share examples from services that have done it successfully.

01
Apr 19
Article

It's all about the human touch

It's all about the human touch
Monday 1 April 2019

Our interim CEO Andy Tilden reflects on his new role and how it is the little human touches that make our sector great.

27
Mar 19
Article

Making social care reform happen

Making social care reform happen
Wednesday 27 March 2019

Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen reflects on how a domicilary care worker and a Consultant Geriatrician found common ground.

25
Mar 19
Article

Making it real with LDC Care

Making it real with LDC Care
Monday 25 March 2019

Our CEO Sharon Allen reflects on a visit that embodied the passion, commitment and intrinsic person-centred, relational based support our sector needs.

18
Mar 19
Blog

Reaping the many benefits of mentoring

Reaping the many benefits of mentoring
Monday 18 March 2019

Kerry Richards, registered manager at Kare Plus in Weybridge talks about how accessing support from a mentor has helped her service retain its values as it grows. Kerry has taken advantage of the mentoring benefit as part of her registered manager membership of Skills for Care.

11
Mar 19
Article

You've recruited the right people, now you need to keep them

You've recruited the right people, now you need to keep them
Monday 11 March 2019

Lindsey Hanson, Recruitment and Retention Project Manager, outlines some key areas employers could focus on to help retain their staff.

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