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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.

 


Creating the workforce of the future through work placements

19 Jul 2022 Skills for Care

Kirsty Armstrong, Registered Manager of Kelly Park Caring Agency, discusses how she has worked with local education providers to offer work placements…read more

Kirsty-Armstrong

19 Jul 2022 Skills for Care

Kirsty-Armstrong

Kirsty Armstrong, Registered Manager of Kelly Park Caring Agency, discusses how she has worked with local education providers to offer work placements…read more

Leadership

Recruitment

Workforce planning

Culture and diversity

How I look after my wellbeing: tips from social care leaders

29 Jun 2022 Skills for Care

Social care leaders share their top tips for looking after their individual wellbeing. read more

Photo of Oonagh Smyth

29 Jun 2022 Skills for Care

Photo of Oonagh Smyth

Social care leaders share their top tips for looking after their individual wellbeing. read more

Leadership

Wellbeing

Why compassion matters in leadership

23 Jun 2022 Sarah-Jane Dale

Sarah-Jane Dale, Chief Operating Officer, AOD discusses what compassionate leadership is and how it benefits both leaders and teams. read more

Sarah Jane Dale

23 Jun 2022 Sarah-Jane Dale

Sarah Jane Dale

Sarah-Jane Dale, Chief Operating Officer, AOD discusses what compassionate leadership is and how it benefits both leaders and teams. read more

Culture and diversity

Leadership

Wellbeing

How data can help you think about your staff’s health and happiness

20 Jun 2022 Skills for Care

Evaluating staff wellbeing can be difficult, but there are certain data metrics than can help with this such as turnover rates and staff surveys. Find…read more

20 Jun 2022 Skills for Care

Evaluating staff wellbeing can be difficult, but there are certain data metrics than can help with this such as turnover rates and staff surveys. Find…read more

ASC-WDS

Leadership

Wellbeing

Retention

Social care managers share their advice on creating a happy and healthy workplace

14 Jun 2022 Skills for Care

We spoke to a range of social care managers to find out more about the strategies and initiatives they have in place to create a positive work environ…read more

Three people on a sofa

14 Jun 2022 Skills for Care

Three people on a sofa

We spoke to a range of social care managers to find out more about the strategies and initiatives they have in place to create a positive work environ…read more

Leadership

Wellbeing

Retention

Supervisions lead to better support and understanding for teams

08 Jun 2022 Lucy Knight

Lucy Knight, Registered Manager of Valerie Manor shares how effective supervisions can support staff wellbeing and create a happy and healthy workplac…read more

Knight Lucy Reg Manager

08 Jun 2022 Lucy Knight

Knight Lucy Reg Manager

Lucy Knight, Registered Manager of Valerie Manor shares how effective supervisions can support staff wellbeing and create a happy and healthy workplac…read more

Leadership

Wellbeing

My 30-year career working in social care

30 May 2022 Skills for Care

Liz Seymour, Registered Manager at Melrose Care talks to us about the achievements of her team during the pandemic, and her long career in care. read more

Liz S

30 May 2022 Skills for Care

Liz S

Liz Seymour, Registered Manager at Melrose Care talks to us about the achievements of her team during the pandemic, and her long career in care. read more

Leadership

Wellbeing

Retention

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

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

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

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