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May 18
Article

Aspiring to the next level

Monday 21 May 2018

Continuing on the theme of our #lovetolearn month and in the first of a two-part blog with her manager, we catch up with Lucy Doughty, company manager at Wirral Independent Living and Learning (WILL). She reflects on her involvement in Skills for Care's innovative pilot that supports aspiring registered managers.

03
May 18
Article

The benefits of being an endorsed provider

Thursday 3 May 2018

My Learning Cloud's Chief Cloud, Steve Embleton, talks about the benefits of being a Skills for Care endorsed provider.

16
Apr 18
Article

The wellbeing of your staff is linked to the quality of your service

Monday 16 April 2018

During this 'Stress Awareness month', Sue Caslake, Workforce Development Lead at Independent Lives discusses the direct link between supporting the wellbeing and resilience of their staff and delivering a high quality service.

09
Apr 18
Article

"Bye then…thanks, take care"

Monday 9 April 2018

According to MIND, 16 million people will experience mental ill-health this year, citing stress as a major factor. Karen Morse, National Mental Health Lead at Skills for Care talks about stress awareness month and the things we can do to help ourselves and others.

26
Mar 18
Article

Your wellbeing really does matter

Monday 26 March 2018

Bill Mumford is a Skills for Care Fellow and a freelance specialising in leadership development, mentoring and facilitation. He talks about the importance of registered managers and care workers putting wellbeing at the heart of their daily lives. The new wellbeing guide that he has co-authored with Skills for Care, will support registered managers to do just that.

21
Mar 18
Article

Making a difference on World Social Work Day

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Our CEO Sharon Allen talks about her pride in being a social worker at a World Social Work Day event in Hertfordshire.

19
Mar 18
Article

NICE adds value to registered manager network

Monday 19 March 2018

Jade Fortune, Implementation Facilitator and Zoe Girdis, Medicines Implementation Consultant, at NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence), talk about adding value to a registered manager network in Reading. The team recently presented on NICE guidance, standards and support tools for managing medicines in the community and care homes.

19
Mar 18
Article

Culture Eats Organisational Structure for Breakfast

Monday 19 March 2018

Neil Taylor, Director, Care & Community Services at Jewish Care reflects on how an organisation's culture can affect the care being provided.

15
Mar 18
Article

Why is supporting a personal relationship important for people living with dementia?

Thursday 15 March 2018

Jacqui Ramus from St Monica Trust explains why it's so important for people living with dementia to have meaningful personal relationships.

06
Mar 18
Article

Making work experience work

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Tracey Nicholson, Project Manager at Skills for Care, talks about how adult social care employers can make work experience work for them.

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