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Mar 21

Update on the post-qualifying standards for social work supervisors pathway

Launch of new guidance and templates for post-qualifying standards for social work supervisors pathway

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021
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Feb 21

Workforce Development Fund 2021-22 now open for grant applications

Large national organisations and lead organisations of employer-led partnerships can now apply for a grant from the 2021-22 Workforce Development Fund. The fund supports the continuing professional development (CPD) of staff across the adult social care sector by providing a contribution towards the costs of vocational learning.

Date: Friday 26 February 2021
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Feb 21

Skills for Care response to 'Working together to improve health and social care for all' White Paper

Skills for Care CEO Oonagh Smyth responds to the 'Working together to improve health and social care for all' White Paper

Date: Thursday 11 February 2021
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Jan 21

Letter to the adult social care workforce from the Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care

Prof Deborah Sturdy OBE, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, has written to the adult social care workforce thanking them for their hard work and dedication to the people they care for throughout this pandemic. She also shares key information and news about the government's response to the pandemic, focusing on the need for continued vigilance on infection protection measures.

Date: Tuesday 19 January 2021
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Jan 21

Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set - Increased sickness rates

CEO Oonagh Smyth reflects on the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set Increased sickness rates

Date: Monday 18 January 2021
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