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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

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 a guide for commissioners who work in social care, health and children's commissioning for autism services. 

The guide explores the key questions that you need to answer to make informed commissioning decisions. It explains the things that you need to measure, the things that you need to do, and who to engage, as well as links to useful guidance and information. 

Download an initial version of the guide for consultation, debate and discussion, here. We're still exploring how we can consult on the guide. If you have any initial feedback, or would like to get involved in future consultation activity, please email us

People’s families play a vital role in adult social care services. Employers and staff need to be better at working with people’s families at all levels.

We’ve worked with the Avenues Group to develop a framework that outlines what staff need to know and do to work well with people’s families, and we want to know what you think.

We’d like to hear from as many people as possible, including managers, learning and development leads, front line staff, assessors, people who need care and support and families. 

Please download the framework and complete the survey from here

The PRSB has been commissioned by NHS England to define a core information standard for local health and care records, which will be piloted before a roll-out across the UK.

Making sure that the right information is available whenever and wherever it’s needed for care means information needs to be recorded in a standardised way.

The draft standard in this survey has been developed following consultation with patients, carers and other citizens, health and care professionals and industry representatives.

Following the consultation, responses will be analysed to create a final draft standard which will be shared with patient groups, health and care professional bodies and others to gain their support prior to publication.

Complete the survey
Please complete the survey here and circulate among your networks.
Closes Tuesday 30 April 2019.

Further questions
Please contact for any further information.


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.