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Skills for Care helps create a well-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce. Our practical tools and support help organisations and individual employers in England recruit, develop and lead their staff, retaining them from entry level right through to senior leadership and management roles.

Getting involved

Skills for Care has many ways you can get involved and work with us to ensure the adult social care workforce has the right attitudes, values and skills to deliver high quality care.

NMDS-SC and workforce data

Find out more about the sound research and robust data we have to help empower you to make plans for change based on hard facts - not just anecdotal evidence.

Careers in care

Think Care Careers has everything you need to know about working in social care. Including the different roles you can, what values and skills you need and how you can progress.

Learning and development

Skills for Care has tools and resources to help you support your staff to take part in learning and development activity so they can carry out their role effectively and provide high quality care

CQC provider support

We can help you meet Care Quality Commission (CQC) fundamental standards, prepare for your next inspection and improve your service.

Employing your own care and support

The hub contains useful information, advice and resources for disabled people who employ their own care and support staff (personal care assistants, care workers, support staff, private carers), their personal assistants and the organisations that support them (user led organisations, local authorities, council).