Get involved in our work

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

Our website hosts a vast library of information and practical support for the adult social care sector. We’re currently looking at ways to improve the website to make it easier to access the information you need.

To help us do this, we’re looking for volunteers to take part in our usability-testing which will be happening over the coming months. If you're interested in taking part, please complete the form and we’ll be in touch with more details.

We're looking for an organisation or group to provide a team of co-facilitators with at least one person with a learning disability to facilitate our Workforce Experts Advisory group. The co-facilitators should ideally have experience in running meetings online or in person, excellent accessible communication skills, and experience of creating easy read/accessible material.

This group helps Skills for Care and Health Education England with workforce development projects around getting the right people in the right jobs. Members can have a say in lots of projects such as the way people are recruited into their jobs, how they're trained and supported to do their jobs well, and also what happens if people aren’t working well.

The co-facilitators for this group will work with Skills for Care and Health Education England or other bodies nominated by them to consider projects where the group’s input is required.

You can find out more about the role and workforce experts advisory group below:
If you would like to apply for this role you'll need to complete:
  • A written application of up to around 2,500 words, in an accessible format, saying how your team meet the specification, and what your experience is of working with people who have a learning disability.
  • A recorded presentation on a topic of your choice about the health and social care workforce that shows us how you work together to help people understand things.

Please send your application and recording to Policy@skillsforcare.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 6 June 2021 at 12:00.

Interviews will take place on the afternoons of the 10 and 11 June 2021.

If your application is short listed, we’ll ask you as a team to do an online interview and short group facilitation exercise.