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Building community links to improve dementia care

Building community links to improve dementia care
Blog posted on Monday 20 May 2019

For Dementia Action Week 2019, this guest blog explores how you can build community links to improve dementia care in your service.

Are we ready to talk about death, dying and bereavement?

Are we ready to talk about death, dying and bereavement?
Blog posted on Wednesday 15 May 2019

Adult social care workers need to feel confident and competent to talk to people about death, dying and bereavement. Guest blogger, Claire Henry, shares her thoughts about how we can make sure workers 'are ready' to have these conversations.

Everyday leadership

Everyday leadership
Article posted on Monday 13 May 2019

There are various skills that can make you a good leader at any level. People often recognise that to be successful in the role of a manager or as the CEO of company you need good leadership skills. It's less recognised that these skills are equally as important in frontline workers.

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First statement of role, knowledge and skills for registered nurses in social care launched

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For the first time a statement of role, knowledge and skills for the 42,000 registered nurses working in social care has been launched.
Date:
Wednesday 8 May 2019

Skills for Care Accolades 2020 entries now open

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The very best social care employers will have the chance to shine as entries are now open for the annual Skills for Care Accolades celebrating outstanding care and support services.
Date:
Tuesday 7 May 2019

Skills for Care launches new guide to help services improve

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We've launched a new online guide to help adult social care employers to identify, plan and implement improvements across their service.
Date:
Monday 1 April 2019
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