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Jun 17

Care Home Open Day 2017: We all have a part

Friday 16 June 2017

This Care Home Open Day Jim Thomas, Programme Head for Workforce Innovation at Skills for Care, reflects on the importance of building relationships between care homes and communities, in which we all have a part to play.

Jun 17

Caring for our carers

Thursday 15 June 2017

As part of Carers' Week 2017, Ruth Stickler, Head of HR at Skills for Care talks about how colleagues who have caring responsibilities are supported.

Jun 17

Networking is essential for sharing best practice and improving standards

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Rachel Cole is the registered manager at InSafeHands Healthcare and chair of the Cheshire East registered manager network – one of over 150 registered networks across England. The network is open to all registered managers across Cheshire East and has a strong focus on sharing best practice.

May 17

Apprenticeships; good for business but not the only option

Wednesday 24 May 2017

With the changes in learning and development in adult social care changing so much this year. Rob Newby, Programme Head of Standards, Learning, Qualifications and Apprenticeships at Skills for Care talks about the different options for our sector.

May 17

Implications of the new intergenerational workforce

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Skills for Care board member Des Kelly OBE reflects on the growing intergenerational workforce in social care.

May 17

End of Life care at Redbridge Council

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Lesley Grainger is the End of Life Care Practice Manager for Redbridge Council. Here she shares how Skills for Care's resources have helped her to develop her role.

May 17

You learn something new every day

Wednesday 17 May 2017

This week Victoria Collier, Project Manager with our standards, learning, qualifications and apprenticeships team talks about the importance of learning at work and reflects on the subtle ways we can all learn something new every day.

May 17

Investing in top quality leaders and managers

Monday 15 May 2017

Melanie Holloway from Metropolitan - one of the UK's leading providers of affordable housing and care and support services – says it is vital to invest in your registered managers.

May 17

Working in social care is 'so much more than nursing'

Friday 12 May 2017

On International Nurses Day experienced consultant nurse Philomena O'hanlon reflects on her pride in the contribution this group of dedicated professionals make to adult social care

May 17

Workforce future forecasting

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Skills for Care's Dave Griffiths talks about a bespoke service from our Workforce Intelligence team that is in increasing demand from Local Authority commissioners: workforce future forecasting.

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