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Aug 19

Skills for Care signs commitment to improving mental health through prevention-focused approaches

Skills for Care is pleased to announce that we've signed up to the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health, that brings organisations together to tackle poor mental health.

Date: Monday 12 August 2019
Aug 19

Adult social care workforce grows to 1.49 million people

The adult social care workforce in England has continued to grow as 1.49 million workers now meet the growing demand from people who need care and support in our communities.

Date: Monday 5 August 2019
Jul 19

Values at the heart of recruitment and retention

The launch of our new 'Recruitment and Retention' website area. Helping employers to recruit and retain the right people.

Date: Tuesday 23 July 2019
Jul 19

Applications for the 'Leadership for Empowered Communities and Personalised Care Programme' open

Skills for Care is working with partners to deliver the popular 'Leadership for Empowered Communities and Personalised Care Programme' (LECPC), and applications for the programme are now open.

Date: Friday 19 July 2019
Jul 19

£3 million boost to develop social care managers

Adult social care's 21,200 registered managers and their deputies are in line to benefit from £3 million through the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) that's specifically earmarked for the development of the skills and knowledge they need to lead high quality services.

Date: Tuesday 9 July 2019
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