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COVID-19 guidance from other agencies

Key guidance from the government and other agencies in the fight against COVID-19.

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Wellbeing

Heart in handsSupporting the good health and wellbeing of yourself and the social care workforce is so important. Access a range of supporting resources from trusted partners on the new workforce wellbeing resource finder.

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Planning for the year ahead: tips for individual employers

Planning for the year ahead: tips for individual employers
Article posted on Thursday 20 January 2022

As the new year begins, we share information and advice to help individual employers plan for the year ahead.

Our CEO Oonagh Smyth reflects on the latest vacancy rates across adult social care and what we're doing to help employers recruit and retain staff.

Our CEO Oonagh Smyth reflects on the latest vacancy rates across adult social care and what we're doing to help employers recruit and retain staff.
Blog posted on Wednesday 19 January 2022

One of the things we use the data employers supply to our Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) for is to track monthly trends across the sector. The latest figures for December 2021 reveal that vacancy rates across the sector are running at 9.4%, which is higher than they were pre-covid when we had 105,000 vacancies on any given day.

Key takeaways from our new compassionate leadership videos

Key takeaways from our new compassionate leadership videos
Article posted on Monday 17 January 2022

Our wellbeing work includes a focus on the importance of compassionate leadership and culture to make a difference to workforce health and wellbeing and create a safe and supportive working environment.

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Adult Social Care White Paper – People at the Heart of Care

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Skills for Care CEO Oonagh Smyth responds to the announcement of the 10-year vision for Adult Social Care white paper.
Date:
Wednesday 1 December 2021

Skills for Care appoint John Coughlan CBE as their new Chair of Trustees

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John is an experienced leader and has led both adult and children's social care. As Chief Executive of Hampshire County Council, he offered high-quality service delivery and financial stability and successfully led the council through the pandemic.
Date:
Thursday 18 November 2021

Skills for Care response to DHSC national recruitment campaign

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The Department of Health and Social Care has this week launched their national recruitment campaign 'Made with care' highlighting the rewards of working in social care. Hear what our CEO Oonagh Smyth has to say.
Date:
Friday 5 November 2021
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