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We work with care organisations, people who need care and support and carers, and other partners to make sure our activities reflect their needs.

Whether you are part of a large care provider, a new business expanding into social care or a person who directly employs a personal assistant, there are many opportunities where you can contribute to our on-going work.

You can get involved by taking part in research, responding to consultations, providing case study examples, commenting on draft products, co-producing new policies or agreeing to be a study site.

All our consultations and research projects are promoted in our fortnightly enewsletter. Sign up to our mailing list so you don’t miss out on new opportunities.

 

Current opportunities to get involved

 

We’re conducting a piece of user research to investigate how to make it easier for you to find what you need on our website.

The survey takes around 10 minutes to complete. It asks about your experience, levels of satisfaction and for feedback when finding out about the Skills for Care offer of support for registered managers using the www.skillsforcare.org.uk website.

Take the survey

If you have responsibilities around the induction of new workers, we’d like to hear from you. We’re running a short survey to gather views on the Care Certificate.

We’d like to find out more about how you use the Care Certificate, what your experiences of using it are and if there’s anything you’d like to change. The findings of the consultation will be used to shape Skills for Care resources around the Care Certificate and inform the Department of Health and Social Care on employer views.

The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. The closing date is 17:00 on Monday 9 September 2019.

Take the survey

 

Skills for Care, National Autistic Society (NAS) and National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi), on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), are developing guidance to support the commissioning workforce in health and social care to improve the way they commission services and support for autistic people.

The guide explores the key questions that need answering to make informed commissioning decisions, and explains the things that need measuring, the things that need to be done, and who to engage, as well as links to useful guidance and resources.

We’ve developed a draft guidance document and want to get feedback from people and organisations that work in health and social care commissioning, as well as autistic people, family, friends and carers. Find out more and complete the survey.

 

We want to find out what your staff think about working in the sector to help improve their experience.

This online survey is the first of its kind for adult social care and it’s the North West that is starting the conversation about improving the experience of working in the sector. To take part, you’ll be sent a survey link to share with your employees.

Find out more.

The survey is being undertaken by Skills for Care and Local Government Association, supported by Department for Health and Social Care, Care Quality Commission (CQC) and North West Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.

 

Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future - Adult Social Care Workforce Consultation

The consultation on the adult social care workforce (Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future) run by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and supported by Skills for Care has now ended. Thank you for taking part. The consultation sought views and evidence on actions that could be taken to address challenges relating to recruitment, retention, workforce development, regulation and workforce planning in adult social care. In total, over 550 individuals and organisations were involved in the consultation process through both online feedback and workshops.

The findings of the consultation are being used to inform the forthcoming health and care workforce strategy and Green Paper on care and support for older people and will be published alongside them. This is now expected later this year although exact timing has not been confirmed.