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Nov 21

Skills for Care appoint John Coughlan CBE as their new Chair of Trustees

John is an experienced leader and has led both adult and children's social care. As Chief Executive of Hampshire County Council, he offered high-quality service delivery and financial stability and successfully led the council through the pandemic.

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021
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Nov 21

Skills for Care response to DHSC national recruitment campaign

The Department of Health and Social Care has this week launched their national recruitment campaign 'Made with care' highlighting the rewards of working in social care. Hear what our CEO Oonagh Smyth has to say.

Date: Friday 5 November 2021
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Nov 21

Celebrating our 'Aspirant occupational therapy' programme this Occupational Therapy Week

Skills for Care is delighted to announce a positive start to our new 'Aspirant occupational therapy' leadership programme this Occupational Therapy Week.

Date: Thursday 4 November 2021
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Oct 21

Skills for Care responds to CQC State of Care 2020/21 report.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have today released their State of Care 2020/21 report. The report is an annual assessment of health and social care in England. The report looks at the trends, highlights examples of good and outstanding care, and highlights where care needs to improve.

Date: Friday 22 October 2021
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Oct 21

Skills for Care responds to the announcement of funding for a workforce retention and recruitment fund

In a statement to the Commons, the Vaccines Minister Maggie Throup MP said: "Today I can confirm to the house that we are making £162.5m available of additional funding for social care through a workforce retention and recruitment fund to help local authorities work with providers to boost staffing and support existing care workers through the winter".

Date: Thursday 21 October 2021
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