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Registered Manager Jason Denny reflects on how his team are responding to the COVID-19 crisis

Registered Manager Jason Denny reflects on how his team are responding to the COVID-19 crisis
Blog posted on Friday 27 March 2020

Registered Manager Jason Denny and his team at Old Hastings House won a Skills for Care Accolade for their work. Here he reflects on how they are responding to COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19: the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Standards

COVID-19: the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Standards
Blog posted on Thursday 26 March 2020

In this blog, Karen Morse Skills for Care Head of Area and mental health lead, talks about how social care providers can ensure that they uphold the rights and decisions of people they support amid the COVID-19 emergency.

Our CEO Oonagh Smyth reflects on how the sector has stepped up to meet the COVID-19 crisis

Our CEO Oonagh Smyth reflects on how the sector has stepped up to meet the COVID-19 crisis
Blog posted on Monday 23 March 2020

Social Care is vital – an unsung hero. Anyone who works in our sector is aware of the vital role that our people play day in and day out across the country. Employers are proud of the professionalism and dedication of their 1.49 million care staff.

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Video message from our CEO Oonagh Smyth thanking the sector's workforce

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A message from our CEO Oonagh Smyth to the care sector during COVID-19.
Date:
Monday 30 March 2020

Approval of new apprenticeships standards

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Follow the updates on the new approval of The Lead Practitioner in Adult Care (level 4) and The Leader in Adult Care (level 5) apprenticeship standard.
Date:
Friday 14 February 2020

Applications open for funding for user led organisations to deliver training for individual employers and PAs

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Skills for Care has opened applications for ULOs to apply for a grant to deliver and/or commission training for individuals and personal assistants.
Date:
Wednesday 12 February 2020
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