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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.

07
Mar 19
Article

Graduate Management Programme host organisation, wins big at the Skills for Care Accolades

Graduate Management Programme host organisation, wins big at the Skills for Care Accolades
Thursday 7 March 2019

Future Directions, who have recently hosted a graduate on our successful Graduate Management programme, have just received not one, but two Skills for Care Accolades.

05
Mar 19
Article

20% off-the-job training and apprenticeships

20% off-the-job training and apprenticeships
Tuesday 5 March 2019

Off-the-job training is an important aspect of apprenticeships allowing the apprentice to develop a wider range of skills and knowledge helping the apprentice to become more competent and confident in their role. But 20% off-the-job training continues to be a hot topic among many employers and so we spoke to Robert Brady, from Voyage Care, to discover how his organisation manages the 20% off-the-job training requirement of apprenticeships.

04
Mar 19
Article

National Apprenticeship Week 2019

National Apprenticeship Week 2019
Monday 4 March 2019

During National Apprenticeship Week 2019 find out how apprenticeships can benefit your organisation.

25
Feb 19
Article

Recruit high quality staff with I Care Ambassadors

Recruit high quality staff with I Care Ambassadors
Monday 25 February 2019

Joining I Care...Ambassadors can help you tackle your recruitment and retention challenges. And from what other employers have told us, it's definitely worth the investment.

22
Feb 19
Blog

Being innovative with your recruitment supports long-term retention

Being innovative with your recruitment supports long-term retention
Friday 22 February 2019

For our 'focus on recruitment' month, registered manager, Debby Lamont, shares her thoughts on how being innovative with your recruitment can improve the delivery of care and staff retention. They involve staff, residents and their families to get the right person that reflects their person-centred culture.

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