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05
Aug 21
Blog

Making our new three year strategy come to life

Making our new three year strategy come to life
Thursday 5 August 2021

Yesterday we launched our new three year strategy and here our CEO Oonagh Smyth considers how we can bring it to life as the sector enters a period of promised reform.

04
Aug 21
Blog

Our new strategy is a milestone for Skills for Care

Wednesday 4 August 2021

As Skills for Care launches a new three-year strategy our CEO Oonagh Smyth looks at what it means for our organisation and the wider adult social care sector. To understand where you are going, you need to understand where you have come from.

29
Jul 21
Article

How individual employers are using funding to develop and train their personal assistants

How individual employers are using funding to develop and train their personal assistants
Thursday 29 July 2021

As part of our #SupportingManagers spotlight we spoke with individual employers about how funding has helped them to develop and train their personal assistants.

26
Jul 21
Blog

Defining digital: what exactly do we mean when we talk about digital in social care?

Defining digital: what exactly do we mean when we talk about digital in social care?
Monday 26 July 2021

Diane Buddery is #SupportingManagers and the sector workforce by explaining that we've all experienced a conversation where those around you are using phrases which you think you know the meaning of, but aren't quite 100% sure. Do they mean what I mean? Do they actually mean other things that I don't know anything about? Shall I ask or just keep quiet and nod?

23
Jul 21
Article

Interview: from occupational therapist to setting up my own care agency

Interview: from occupational therapist to setting up my own care agency
Friday 23 July 2021

We spoke to Derek as part of our #SupportingManagers spotlight about the challenges he's faced setting up his own organisation, how he's found the transition from occupational therapist to registered manager, and advice he'd give to others looking to set up their own care service or move in a different direction within the sector.

22
Jul 21
Blog

The Minister of State for social care joins The Kirklees Registered Managers Network

The Minister of State for social care joins The Kirklees Registered Managers Network
Thursday 22 July 2021

The Kirklees Registered Managers Network were delighted when Minister of State for Social Care Helen Whately joined their recent meeting. Network Chair Karen Pogson tells us what it was like having Helen join them and the benefits of being part of a Registered Managers Network.

19
Jul 21
Blog

A look at how social care managers use Skills for Care's ASC-WDS

A look at how social care managers use Skills for Care's ASC-WDS
Monday 19 July 2021

We are the leading source of workforce intelligence for adult social care in England. ASC-WDS is also used by managers of care providers in a number of ways to help them with decision making, planning, leadership, and HR processes. #SupportingManagers

19
Jul 21
Article

New TSA film showcases how to embrace technology in social care

Monday 19 July 2021

A new film made by TEC Services Association (TSA), the industry and advisory body for technology enabled care, highlights how social care providers can embrace technology in their organisation for better outcomes for both service users and care professionals #SupportingManagers

15
Jul 21
Article

Recognising and supporting the role of registered nursing associates in social care

Recognising and supporting the role of registered nursing associates in social care
Thursday 15 July 2021

Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Deborah Sturdy shares with us her insights on the importance of recognising and supporting the recently introduced role of registered nursing associate.

08
Jul 21
Blog

Find out what's new in our updated size and structure data published this week

Find out what's new in our updated size and structure data published this week
Thursday 8 July 2021

This week Skills for Care published our updated 'The Size and structure of the adult social care sector and workforce in England' data. See our key findings from our updated data.

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