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.


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.

Standards and legislation

Skills for Care has developed a variety of tools and resources to help you meet some of the standards set for adult social care.

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).