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Black History Month: sharing my lived experience of working in social care

Black History Month: sharing my lived experience of working in social care
Blog posted on Friday 22 October 2021

October is Black History Month, and Skills for Care is asking Black people working across social care to share their experiences and insights of diversity and equality in the sector. Steven Onasanya, an assessor at Lambeth Council Adult Social Care, shares his experience of working in social care with us.

What is values based recruitment and how can it support retention?

What is values based recruitment and how can it support retention?
Article posted on Thursday 21 October 2021

Using values-based recruitment is a tried and tested solution to help you hire people with the right values and behaviours to work in care, and to fit into your team. It's also a great way to assess candidates who have no experience of working in a social care role but might have other experience which demonstrates they have the right values.

How to introduce digital skills without causing a systems overdrive

How to introduce digital skills without causing a systems overdrive
Blog posted on Wednesday 20 October 2021

Digital processes are becoming an everyday part of many social care roles and keeping your team's digital skills up-to-date can help you all to stay on top of best practice and new innovations. Skills for Care's Digital Programme Head Diane Buddery shares advice for social care employers on how they can embed digital skills within their team, in a way that works for everyone.

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Skills for Care responds to CQC State of Care 2020/21 report.

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have today released their State of Care 2020/21 report. The report is an annual assessment of health and social care in England. The report looks at the trends, highlights examples of good and outstanding care, and highlights where care needs to improve.
Date:
Friday 22 October 2021

Skills for Care responds to the announcement of funding for a workforce retention and recruitment fund

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In a statement to the Commons, the Vaccines Minister Maggie Throup MP said: "Today I can confirm to the house that we are making £162.5m available of additional funding for social care through a workforce retention and recruitment fund to help local authorities work with providers to boost staffing and support existing care workers through the winter".
Date:
Thursday 21 October 2021

This year's 'The State of the adult social care sector and workforce in England' report has been published

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The latest 'The State of the adult social care sector and workforce in England' report from Skills for Care reveals the significant impact the pandemic has had on both the short and long-term challenges faced by the workforce.
Date:
Wednesday 13 October 2021
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