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Christmas with Skills for Care

In the lead up to Christmas, we’ll be sharing some of our most popular products to support you and your service during the festive season and into 2020.

From planning meaningful activities to contingency planning for travel disruption, they include lots of practical tips and advice to help you plan for the winter months.

There’ll also be exciting giveaways on social media, so keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages throughout December.

Your festive product guide from Skills for Care

Here are eight Skills for Care products to help adult social care employers this festive season.

Meaningful activities

Make the most of the festive season and use our poster and self-assessment tool to organise activities that are meaningful to the people you support.

Working with families

Get tips and advice to enable people to keep in touch with their family and friends over the holidays.

Technology in care

Make sure that your service is ready to work digitally this Christmas – use our tool to assess how ‘digital ready’ you are and get tips to improve.

Guide to safe staffing

This guide can help you to maintain safe staffing levels over winter, when you might see increased sickness absence, travel disruption and annual leave requests.

Developing health, wellbeing and resilience

At a time when people can experience heightened stress and pressure, these guides can help you to support staff resilience and wellbeing.

Guide to developing your staff

Support your staff’s new year resolutions and start planning learning and development for 2020.

Guide to improvement

Take the time to reflect on what your service does now, and what you could improve, with this practical guide.

Registered Manager Networks

Managers – take some time to access peer support and build your confidence by joining your local network.