Skills for Care

Our resources have been developed specifically to help you to consider how to work across organisational boundaries to deliver seamless care.

Integrated care is about people telling their story once and getting the high-quality care and support that they want and need seamlessly. It’s about the right services being provided and care being given by appropriately skilled workers.

Social care, health services, housing organisations and other service providers need to work together to join up the care and support they provide to acheive this. As Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) develop, we’ll use local/national engagement opportunities and networks to share updates and developments.


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This short presentation for adult social providers, managers and leaders explains what integrated care is and why it’s important, as well as links to further information.

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Read this sector briefing to find out what's changing and why with integration and ICSs, including details about the legislation and policy surrounding the changes and what this means for social care. 
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These principles will help you to think through what is meant by workforce integration and the contribution that workforce development can make. There is also practical guidance to help you when thinking about the learning and development needs of your workers.

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We spoke to employers to find out how they work with each other and other sectors. Our seven top tips based on the findings help you build effective relationships and refine ways of working with different organisations in your care system.

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Clarify the functions involved in coordinating care and supports a consistent definition of care coordination for those working at the interface of social care and health.

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We found that there’s emerging good practice and increased partnership working to deliver preventative work in social care. However, there’s a lot more to learn. Download our guide to see our findings. 


Delegated healthcare interventions

We’ve produced two short guides to support decision-making and provide information and guidance on delivering delegated healthcare interventions safely and competently.