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Jan 19
Article

Eight ways to improve your service in 2019

Eight ways to improve your service in 2019
Thursday 3 January 2019

Now is a great time to take stock of where you are and plan for the year ahead, so we've come up with eight great ideas that could help you improve your service.

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Jan 19
Blog

We have to keep doing new things

We have to keep doing new things
Wednesday 2 January 2019

Belinda Siggers is registered manager at Diligent Care Services and a member of Skills for Care. In this blog, Belinda reflects on 2018 and on her ambitions for 2019.

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Dec 18
Blog

Embracing cultural diversity at Christmas

Embracing cultural diversity at Christmas
Thursday 20 December 2018

Lots of people don't celebrate Christmas - and whether that's the people you support or your staff, you need to consider this in your service.

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Dec 18
Blog

Christmas is all about community

Christmas is all about community
Monday 17 December 2018

Registered manager, Sandra, talks about how her service interacts with the local community, to encourage engagement and prevent loneliness over the festive season and beyond.

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Dec 18
Blog

Getting into the Christmas spirit at work

Getting into the Christmas spirit at work
Monday 10 December 2018

We want to spread some Christmas spirit and share the heart-warming things that staff said they enjoy about working over the festive season.

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Dec 18
Blog

A busy year but much more to do

A busy year but much more to do
Tuesday 4 December 2018

As we come to the end of a busy year, our CEO, Sharon Allen, looks back at some of Skills for Care's achievements in 2018.

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Nov 18
Blog

Safe staffing levels: how many staff do you need?

Safe staffing levels: how many staff do you need?
Thursday 15 November 2018

Project Manager, Rob Hargreaves, talks about what we mean by 'safe staffing levels' and how our new online guide can help you decide how many staff you need to meet the needs of your service, no matter what the circumstances.

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Nov 18
Blog

The right words will come

The right words will come
Friday 9 November 2018

Amanda Cheesley, Professional Lead for Long Term Conditions and End of Life Care at the Royal College of Nursing talks about how the Bounce Back Boy resources has enabled people – not just nurses – to hear Josh's story and use it as a means to open discussion, provoke emotions and for us, to improve care.

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Nov 18
Article

One chance to get it right

One chance to get it right
Wednesday 7 November 2018

Claire Henry was formerly the CEO of National Council for Palliative Care that merged with Hospice UK in 2017. She was awarded an MBE for her services to improving end of life care and is now Director of Improvement and Transformation at Hospice UK. Claire shares the story of their involvement with Lynn and Josh (Bounce Back Boy).

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Nov 18
Blog

When you just need to be Mum

When you just need to be Mum
Monday 5 November 2018

Lynn Cawley is the mum of Josh who died at the age of 22. They've now shared their story about the end of life care he received and the impact of this on their family. She talks openly about the struggles and why these new resources we've developed around her story are so important for her family and end of life care.

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