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Sep 18
Article

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Wednesday 5 September 2018

Deciding what learning and development opportunities to provide your staff with, and how to implement them, isn't easy. But it's essential to get it right. Victoria Collier, Skills for Care project manager, talks about how you can identify the learning needs of your organisation and provides advice on how you meet those needs.

03
Sep 18
Blog

There's always something new to learn

There's always something new to learn
Monday 3 September 2018

Reflecting on the fact that we're learning all the time, Andy Tilden, Director of sector development – skills at Skills for Care, talks to us about why it's so important that the adult social care workforce have the opportunity learn and develop.

30
Aug 18
Article

Workplace wellbeing – it starts with yourself

Workplace wellbeing – it starts with yourself
Thursday 30 August 2018

Recent reports suggest employers need to do more to improve health and wellbeing in the workplace. Read our round up of this months #happyworkplace campaign, with one important message - when it comes to wellbeing, take some time for yourself.

28
Aug 18
Blog

'Five ways to wellbeing' for registered managers

'Five ways to wellbeing' for registered managers
Tuesday 28 August 2018

Registered Manager, Julie, says that starting with a 'healthy self' enables her to better support the health and wellbeing of people who live and work in her service.

22
Aug 18
Blog

A picture tells a thousand words

A picture tells a thousand words
Wednesday 22 August 2018

Dave Griffiths leads our workforce intelligence analysis team at Skills for Care. In his latest blog he talks about a new tool called Tableau which is now on our website and allows visitors an opportunity to easily and intuitively explore our workforce data using maps and graphs.

20
Aug 18
Article

A day in the life of an activity and lifestyle facilitator

A day in the life of an activity and lifestyle facilitator
Monday 20 August 2018

Lorna Weedon, tells us why she's so passionate about her role as an activity and lifestyle facilitator.

17
Aug 18
Article

Gardening activities support wellbeing in social care

Gardening activities support wellbeing in social care
Friday 17 August 2018

Meaningful activities and getting outdoors is a great way to improve health and wellbeing. Read how one care provider's gardening projects bring lots of benefits for people who use their service.

13
Aug 18
Article

Making activity count

Making activity count
Monday 13 August 2018

Tracey Nicholson, Project Manager for Standards, Learning, Qualifications and Apprenticeships, tells us why "Making activity count" is her favourite project to date.

09
Aug 18
Article

We already feel like winners

We already feel like winners
Thursday 9 August 2018

Kim Corsinie, Head of Resourcing at Dimensions shares how important it is for us all to take a step back, reflect and be recognised for the things we do on a daily basis in social care. Dimensions were a finalist for the 'best recruitment initiative' in the 2018 Accolades Awards.

30
Jul 18
Article

Putting health and wellbeing at the heart of quality adult social care services

Putting health and wellbeing at the heart of quality adult social care services
Monday 30 July 2018

We want to help you improve health and wellbeing in your service for the people who live and work there. Project Manager, Diane Buddery explains what this means and how we can help.

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