Get involved in our work

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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

Tell us how you’ve improved your CQC rating and contribute to our ‘Effective improvement’ guide

If you’re a CQC regulated service and have improved your CQC rating in the last three years, we’d love to hear what you did and how you did it. Whether you’ve gone from inadequate to good, or good to outstanding, we want to hear from you.

Your story will form part of new guidance that we’re developing to support other adult social care employers to improve their CQC rating. This is a great opportunity to share your great work with others, to help improve best practice across the sector.

Please complete this short survey which asks you some of the key points to your success. It should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete and will close at 17.00 on Friday 05 October 2018. If you’d like to share more we’ll be doing a focus group and telephone interviews later this autumn.

If you’d like to know more about the survey please email us.

 

Becoming an associate

We’re looking for people or companies who can demonstrate:

  • significant experience in the social care sector
  • experience in learning and development
  • experience of managing services, teams or projects
  • knowledge of the role of Skills for Care
  • engagement with social care employers and key stakeholders.

We’d like to work with those who have a commitment to ensuring:

  • equality of opportunity within your working practice
  • involvement of people who need care and support and carer participation in project work.

For further details and an application pack, please email associates@skillsforcare.org.uk or call us on 0113 241 0973.

 

Previous consultations

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.