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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.

01
Mar 18
Article

In between watching the cricket

In between watching the cricket
Thursday 1 March 2018

Dave Griffiths helps manage our National Minimum Data Set for Social Care and reflects on what a difference it has made to our sector since it went live online a decade ago.

20
Feb 18
Article

Is loneliness a bad thing?

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Neil Taylor is Director, Care & Community Services at Jewish Care and Vice Chair of Skills for Care. Here Neil thinks about we can think differently to tackle the problems caused when people feel lonely.

12
Feb 18
Article

What do adult social care workers need to know about carbon monoxide?

Monday 12 February 2018

Simon Main, Project Worker at Gas Safety Charity discusses the real dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning that kills at least 30 people every year, and how care workers need to have the right skills and knowledge to potentially save lives.

01
Feb 18
Article

Supporting new registered managers is absolutely vital

Thursday 1 February 2018

Oliver French, Project Manager at Skills for Care talks about a 12-month pilot project for registered managers, launching in April 2018.

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