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Jul 19
Article

Supporting employers to be well-led

Supporting employers to be well-led
Tuesday 9 July 2019

Did you know that one of our most popular leadership programmes is the Well-led programme? It has been running for over three years and has been delivered by a dedicated team to over 500 participants across the country.

03
Jul 19
Blog

Developing the next generation of managers

Developing the next generation of managers
Wednesday 3 July 2019

As we continue to focus on 'Developing managers' during July, we take a look at how Future Directions CC is shaping personalised programmes to enable the development of new and aspiring managers and deputies. The case study can be found in our new 'Developing new managers and deputies' online guide.

01
Jul 19
Blog

A new era of capturing data from our sector

A new era of capturing data from our sector
Monday 1 July 2019

Dave Griffiths, Skills for Care's Product Owner for the new Adult Social Care (ASC) Workforce Data Set, the online data collection service that covers the adult social care workforce in England, shares his experience of creating and shaping this new service. It will shortly replace the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC).

26
Jun 19
Blog

Could robots help us care?

Could robots help us care?
Wednesday 26 June 2019

This week is UK Robotics Week, where hundreds of robotic events take place across the country, showcasing the advances made in the world of remote application services. Lindsey Hanson, Recruitment and Retention Project Manager at Skills for Care, reflects on her experience attending a workshop, and how robotics can benefit the adult social care sector.

25
Jun 19
Blog

Open your doors this Care Home Open Day

Open your doors this Care Home Open Day
Tuesday 25 June 2019

For this year's Care Home Open Day on Friday 28 June 2019, Louise Turner, Registered Manager at The Old Vicarage shares what they have in store, as they get ready to celebrate this year's theme of 'the role of arts in care'.

24
Jun 19
Blog

My journey to becoming a registered manager

My journey to becoming a registered manager
Monday 24 June 2019

Today, as we launch our new online guide: 'Developing new managers and deputies' we talk to Alicia Ferrie, Registered Manager at Short Notice Care Services Ltd, who takes us on her journey from apprentice to registered manager. Alicia features in this new guide that supports employers with their succession planning and development of managers.

17
Jun 19
Article

Social care staff need to do more to support people's mental health

Social care staff need to do more to support people's mental health
Monday 17 June 2019

For #LearningDisabilityWeek, we talk about how social care staff can support people with a learning disability to improve their everyday mental health.

13
Jun 19
Blog

The golden thread to developing leaders and managers

The golden thread to developing leaders and managers
Thursday 13 June 2019

Karen Carter, our Leadership and Management Programme Head, talks about the importance of continued investment in the learning and development of leaders and managers.

11
Jun 19
Blog

"We were speechless when it was revealed that we were finalists"

"We were speechless when it was revealed that we were finalists"
Tuesday 11 June 2019

Rushcliffe Care Group were finalists in the 'Most effective approach to integrated new models of care' category at the 2019 Accolades awards. Lead Therapist, Rowena Quilongquilong, speaks about the Accolades experience and what it meant for her team.

10
Jun 19
Article

Caring for our carers

Caring for our carers
Monday 10 June 2019

This #CarersWeek 2019, we're sharing some of the things that we do to support carers, and encourage other adult social care employers to care for carers in their workforce.

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