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Take a look at through our blogs and articles where you'll find top tips, insights from others working in the sector, and round-ups of our key resources.

If you’d be interested in writing a blog or being interviewed for one our pieces please email catriona.mcgale@skillsforcare.org.uk.

 


Friend of the Elderly introduces new tool to support staff to be happy and healthy

20 May 2022 Skills for Care

This #GoodNewsFriday, we look at the new online workplace mental health platform being used by Friends of the Elderly as part of its ‘Wellbeing pledge…read more

friends of the elderly

20 May 2022 Skills for Care

friends of the elderly

This #GoodNewsFriday, we look at the new online workplace mental health platform being used by Friends of the Elderly as part of its ‘Wellbeing pledge…read more

Good news story

Wellbeing

Digital

Peer support for registered managers and social workers

18 May 2022 Skills for Care

We know that one thing that can really support a happy and healthy workplace, is peer support. At Skills for Care, we facilitate a number of groups an…read more

Group learning session

18 May 2022 Skills for Care

Group learning session

We know that one thing that can really support a happy and healthy workplace, is peer support. At Skills for Care, we facilitate a number of groups an…read more

Leadership

Social work

Skills for Care

Wellbeing

Supporting people with a learning disability to use technology and stay connected

16 May 2022 Jane Seal

Jane Seale of the Open University recently conducted research examining how people with a learning disability were being supported to use technologies…read more

jane_seale

16 May 2022 Jane Seal

jane_seale

Jane Seale of the Open University recently conducted research examining how people with a learning disability were being supported to use technologies…read more

Digital

Learning disabilities and autism

Wellbeing

Social care worker gets green fingered to help someone they support during the pandemic

13 May 2022 Skills for Care

This #GoodNewsFriday we're sharing the story of a social care worker who got green fingered during the pandemic to help look after the garden of someo…read more

Carer looks after garden for person she supports

13 May 2022 Skills for Care

Carer looks after garden for person she supports

This #GoodNewsFriday we're sharing the story of a social care worker who got green fingered during the pandemic to help look after the garden of someo…read more

Good news story

Recognising and valuing the social care nurse

11 May 2022 Magda Duzniak

Magda Duzniak, Clinical Lead Nurse at Pennington Court Care Home, discusses how it rewarding it feels to build a career in social care nursing. read more

Magda Duzniak

11 May 2022 Magda Duzniak

Magda Duzniak

Magda Duzniak, Clinical Lead Nurse at Pennington Court Care Home, discusses how it rewarding it feels to build a career in social care nursing. read more

Nursing

People across the country celebrate milestone birthdays in style

29 Apr 2022 Skills for Care

While we may not have been able to celebrate birthdays in the usual way over the past two years, care workers have been pulling out the stops to make …read more

birthday celebrations

29 Apr 2022 Skills for Care

birthday celebrations

While we may not have been able to celebrate birthdays in the usual way over the past two years, care workers have been pulling out the stops to make …read more

Good news story

Continuing to provide meaningful activity during the pandemic

27 Apr 2022 Skills for Care

Tony Crowther of activity-led provider City Care Partnership talks to us about how the organisation adapted to continue to provide meaningful activiti…read more

city care partnership

27 Apr 2022 Skills for Care

city care partnership

Tony Crowther of activity-led provider City Care Partnership talks to us about how the organisation adapted to continue to provide meaningful activiti…read more

Leadership

Learning disabilities and autism

Workforce development

Supporting people to use everyday technology during the pandemic

26 Apr 2022 Skills for Care

The pandemic has brought many challenges for the social care sector, but there has also been innovations and achievements. We look at how providers su…read more

Care worker and individual who needs care and support looking at a computer screen

26 Apr 2022 Skills for Care

Care worker and individual who needs care and support looking at a computer screen

The pandemic has brought many challenges for the social care sector, but there has also been innovations and achievements. We look at how providers su…read more

Digital

Learning disabilities and autism

Celebrations and awards held for social care sector across the country

22 Apr 2022 Skills for Care

This month we're #CelebratingSocialCare and we're delighted to hear of lots of other celebrations and award events having taking place across the sect…read more

Speakers at Northants RMN event

22 Apr 2022 Skills for Care

Speakers at Northants RMN event

This month we're #CelebratingSocialCare and we're delighted to hear of lots of other celebrations and award events having taking place across the sect…read more

Leadership

Skills for Care

Wellbeing

Good news story

Caring through covid: why I started a temporary social care worker role during the pandemic

20 Apr 2022 Wendy Adams

Wendy Adams, Locality Manager for Yorkshire and the Humber/North East at Skills for Care shares her experience of taking on a temporary care worker ro…read more

Wendy-Adams-photo

20 Apr 2022 Wendy Adams

Wendy-Adams-photo

Wendy Adams, Locality Manager for Yorkshire and the Humber/North East at Skills for Care shares her experience of taking on a temporary care worker ro…read more

Skills for Care

Wellbeing

Workforce development