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Skills for Care has many ways you can get involved and work with us to ensure the adult social care workforce has the right attitudes, values and skills to deliver high quality care.

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About us

Skills for Care is the strategic workforce development and planning body for adult social care in England. We work with employers, Government, and partners to ensure social care has the right people, skills, and support required to deliver the highest quality care and support, now and in the future.

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Skills for Care helps create a well-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce. Our practical tools and support help organisations and individual employers in England recruit, develop and lead their staff, retaining them from entry level right through to senior leadership and management roles.

Regulated professions

We offer a range of support, information and resources for people who employ nurses, occupational therapists and social workers in adult social care.

Adult Social Care Workforce Data

We provide intelligence and robust data to help empower you to make plans for change based on hard facts. Find out more about our data and intelligence.

Developing your workforce

It's important that adult social care staff are equipped with the right skills and knowledge to provide high quality care and support. Investing in learning and development opportunities also supports staff retention. Find resources and tools to support you with the development of your workforce.

Recruitment support

Skills for Care recruitment and retention tools and resources can help you recruit and retain people with the right values for your organisation and the adult social care sector.

Support for leaders and managers

Managers play a crucial role in social care; not only responsible for supporting those who need care and support, but for taking care of staff and influencing the quality of care across the sector. Find resources and tools to support you to effectively lead and manage your service.

Funding

Adult social care funding - Investing in the development of your workforce is important to ensure your workers develop the right skills and knowledge to deliver high quality care and support.

Adult social care workforce data

We provide intelligence and robust data to help empower you to make plans for change based on hard facts. Find out more about our data and intelligence.

Careers in care

Think Care Careers has everything you need to know about working in social care. Including the different roles you can, what values and skills you need and how you can progress.

Learning and development

Skills for Care has tools and resources to help you support your staff to take part in learning and development activity so they can carry out their role effectively and provide high quality care

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Employing your own care and support

The hub contains useful information, advice and resources for disabled people who employ their own care and support staff (personal care assistants, care workers, support staff, private carers), their personal assistants and the organisations that support them (user led organisations, local authorities, council).