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06
Feb 20
Article

Encouraging deeper conversations about care

Encouraging deeper conversations about care
Thursday 6 February 2020

Passion drives quality of care in the sector. Karolina Bialekca from charity R.A.B.I talks about how apprenticeships have facilitated deeper conversations about care and bought her staff together.

05
Feb 20
Article

How to create your own leaders for the future

How to create your own leaders for the future
Wednesday 5 February 2020

The theme of National Apprenticeship Week 2020 'Look Beyond' celebrates the diversity apprenticeships bring to organisation. For Barbara Johnson from Risedale care homes apprenticeships has allowed all members of her staff to rise through the ranks in the organisation.

04
Feb 20
Article

Upholding an outstanding reputation

Upholding an outstanding reputation
Tuesday 4 February 2020

Vince Burmingham from Hendra House shines light on how apprenticeships have allowed the organisation to uphold an outstanding reputation as part of our National Apprenticeship Week 2020 conversation.

03
Feb 20
Article

Becoming an employer of choice

Becoming an employer of choice
Monday 3 February 2020

We spoke to inspiring employers about what the theme of National Apprenticeship Week 2020 'Look Beyond' means to them. For Jenny Docherty from Housing21 apprenticeships have encouraged diversity in providing her staff with opportunities in the areas they are interested in.

21
Jan 20
Blog

The wellbeing of our managers should be at the core of what drives improvement in 2020

The wellbeing of our managers should be at the core of what drives improvement in 2020
Tuesday 21 January 2020

As we continue the conversation around #Your2020Vision, Edward Hopkins, Membership Lead at Skills for Care brings wellbeing to the forefront of our thoughts and how it should be part of everything we do this year.

13
Jan 20
Article

Quality improvement: identifying and driving improvements in your service in 2020

Quality improvement: identifying and driving improvements in your service in 2020
Monday 13 January 2020

As the new year has just begun, now's the ideal time to set your goals for the year ahead. This article uses learning from our 'Guide to improvement' to outline some of the ways that you can identify improvements and make the required changes to ensure that your service delivers high-quality care and support and meets the required standards.

07
Jan 20
Blog

Being a registered manager is unlike anything else

Being a registered manager is unlike anything else
Tuesday 7 January 2020

As we kick-start 2020, we're supporting employers to think abut their vision for the year ahead and focus on making improvements across their service.At the end of 2018 Rebecca Heyes became a registered manager at GS Social Care. After 12 months in post, she looks back on her achievements and shares her vision for 2020.

28
Nov 19
Article

Recruiting the right people: a round-up

Recruiting the right people: a round-up
Thursday 28 November 2019

During October and November, we've been supporting employers to recruit people with the right values to work in adult social care. Here's a round-up of the campaign.

18
Nov 19
Blog

Creating a positive recruitment and retention culture with I Care…Ambassadors

Creating a positive recruitment and retention culture with I Care…Ambassadors
Monday 18 November 2019

Angela Hine, Registered Manager at The Rectory, a residential care home that supports person-centred care for people living with dementia, talks about how joining the I Care...Ambassador initiative has been valuable in supporting both the recruitment and retention of staff.

11
Nov 19
Article

We need to celebrate success in our sector

We need to celebrate success in our sector
Monday 11 November 2019

Michelle Hillier is Managing Director at Unique Training Solutions (UTS), a national specialist provider of skills development programmes and apprenticeships to the health, housing and social care sectors. As a sponsor of Skills for Care's 2020 Accolades awards, Michelle talks about the importance of recognising and celebrating success in adult social care.

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