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Reaping the many benefits of mentoring

Reaping the many benefits of mentoring
Blog posted on Monday 18 March 2019

Kerry Richards, registered manager at Kare Plus in Weybridge talks about how accessing support from a mentor has helped her service retain its values as it grows. Kerry has taken advantage of the mentoring benefit as part of her registered manager membership of Skills for Care.

You've recruited the right people, now you need to keep them

You've recruited the right people, now you need to keep them
Article posted on Monday 11 March 2019

Lindsey Hanson, Recruitment and Retention Project Manager, outlines some key areas employers could focus on to help retain their staff.

Graduate Management Programme host organisation, wins big at the Skills for Care Accolades

Graduate Management Programme host organisation, wins big at the Skills for Care Accolades
Article posted on Thursday 7 March 2019

Future Directions, who have recently hosted a graduate on our successful Graduate Management programme, have just received not one, but two Skills for Care Accolades.

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Workforce Development Fund 2019-20 now open for grant applications

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The Workforce Development Fund 2019-20 is now open for grant applications from large national organisations and lead organisations of employer-led partnerships. Apply for money towards the cost of qualifications and learning programmes for adult social care employees in England.
Date:
Friday 8 March 2019

Andy Tilden is interim CEO of Skills for Care

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Andy Tilden has been appointed Interim CEO of Skills for Care and will take over at the end of March when current CEO Sharon Allen takes up her new role.
Date:
Monday 4 February 2019

Skills for Care Accolades awards winners announced

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The winners of the prestigious Skills for Care Accolades, celebrating excellence in workforce development for the 1.47 million people who work in adult social care in England, have been announced.
Date:
Friday 1 February 2019
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