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Jun 21
Blog

Putting the social media in social care

Putting the social media in social care
Wednesday 30 June 2021

Let's look at how and why social care providers can use social media, and some top tips on how you can make the most effective use of your social media presence.

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Jun 21
Blog

Being confident with difference

Being confident with difference
Monday 28 June 2021

On Pride Day Rob Newby, who chairs Skills for Care's LGBTQ+ network, talks about a programme that helps the care sector to celebrate and embrace diversity.

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Jun 21
Blog

Connecting with a Click

Connecting with a Click
Monday 21 June 2021

Kelly Perry is the Project Leader for Click, a supportive and inclusive online community that supports adults with a learning disability and autistic people. As part of our #ThinkDigital campaign, Kelly shares with us how Click began and the benefits of connecting digitally.

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Jun 21
Blog

How our new Care Certificate resources support care workers across different settings and specialisms

How our new Care Certificate resources support care workers across different settings and specialisms
Friday 18 June 2021

The Care Certificate is an agreed set of standards that define the knowledge, skills, and behaviours expected of specific job roles in social care. It's standard practice for new workers in social care to complete the Care Certificate as part of their induction.

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Jun 21
Blog

Sharing their stories of care on Learning Disability Week

Sharing their stories of care on Learning Disability Week
Tuesday 15 June 2021

It's just over 10 years since Winterbourne View and the families of some of the people who were there recently wrote to the Prime Minster in a letter with the subject line 'Tea, Smiles and Empty Promises'. Thousands of children and adults are still in inpatient units, and hundreds of them have been there since before that scandal.

14
Jun 21
Article

Former Skills for Care Director of Operations Andy Tilden awarded an OBE

Monday 14 June 2021

Hear what our CEO Oonagh Smyth had to say on former Skills for Care Director of Operations Andy Tilden awarded an OBE

14
Jun 21
Article

Care Friends employee referral app launched in partnership with Skills for Care, celebrates first anniversary

Monday 14 June 2021

Skills for Care and Care Friends are celebrating the first anniversary of the innovative Care Friends employee referral app which has generated over 16,000 candidates for employers, picked for their values by their care staff.

14
Jun 21
Blog

Appy recruiting: the digital solution to recruitment and retention in social care

Appy recruiting: the digital solution to recruitment and retention in social care
Monday 14 June 2021

This month marks one year since Care Friends launched their innovative employee referral app in partnership with Skills for Care. The refer-a-friend app allows people already working in social care to refer their friends and connections for open roles, and to earn points in return for doing so.

11
Jun 21
Blog

Data driven decisions: what adult social care leaders can learn from using data

Data driven decisions: what adult social care leaders can learn from using data
Friday 11 June 2021

Using data to analyse results, identify future challenges, and make decisions can be helpful in creating a successful strategy. That's why ensuring that comprehensive and accurate data is available to support the adult social care sector is key to our work at Skills for Care.

11
Jun 21
Blog

Intelligent care: how one care provider is using artificial intelligence in their nursing homes

Intelligent care: how one care provider is using artificial intelligence in their nursing homes
Friday 11 June 2021

We're supporting digital skills and innovations for the social care workforce is an important part of our work. This month we're shining a light on all our digital resources with our #ThinkDigital campaign. One care provider who's leading the way with digital innovations in social care is Havering Care Homes, who've recently introduced the use of artificial intelligence (AI) across their nursing homes.

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