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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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Latest blogs and articles

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Interview: the importance of references in social care

Interview: the importance of references in social care
Article posted on Wednesday 22 September 2021

We spoke with Dominic Headley, founder and director of Dominic Headley and Associates a specialist consultancy providing training and advice to employers to support safeguarding and safe and fair recruitment. Gain and provide effective references and explore why this is so important in the social care sector.

Using social media and digital content to support recruitment in social care

Using social media and digital content to support recruitment in social care
Article posted on Thursday 16 September 2021

Social media has become a huge part of most people's everyday lives – so, it's no surprise that social media has also become an important part of the recruitment process across all sectors, including social care. We spoke with social care recruiters and managers to find out how they're using social media to support their recruitment activity.

Fantastic social care candidates and where to find them

Fantastic social care candidates and where to find them
Article posted on Wednesday 15 September 2021

When it comes to providing high-quality care and support, finding the right people for your organisation is key. That's why an effective and targeted approach to recruitment, which reaches people with the right values to work in social care is so important.

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2021-22 Workforce Development Fund has now launched

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The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) 2021-22 is now open to adult social care employers in England to support the development of their staff at all levels, offering funding for a wide range of qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules.
Date:
Tuesday 14 September 2021

The launch of Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection

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Skills for Care is delighted to join with 20 other social care bodies across England to launch Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection, to honour the work of the adult social care workforce during the pandemic, and those we sadly lost.
Date:
Tuesday 7 September 2021

Response to the Government's announcement on adult social care reform plans and funding

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Hear what our CEO Oonagh Smyth had to say about the Government's announcement on adult social care reform plans and funding.
Date:
Tuesday 7 September 2021
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