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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.wilson@skillsforcare.org.uk.

 


Join our Race Equality Week Challenge

05 Feb 2024 Skills for Care

This week is Race Equality Week and we’re running a challenge to encourage social care providers to drive positive change in their organisations. Find…read more

diversity training

05 Feb 2024 Skills for Care

diversity training

This week is Race Equality Week and we’re running a challenge to encourage social care providers to drive positive change in their organisations. Find…read more

Culture and diversity

Learning and development

Skills for Care

Why learning and development matters and how you can #KeepLearning in 2024

11 Jan 2024 Oonagh Smyth

As we launch our #KeepLearning campaign our CEO Oonagh Smyth discusses why it’s important to #KeepLearning and how Skills for Care can support you in …read more

Photo of Oonagh Smyth

11 Jan 2024 Oonagh Smyth

Photo of Oonagh Smyth

As we launch our #KeepLearning campaign our CEO Oonagh Smyth discusses why it’s important to #KeepLearning and how Skills for Care can support you in …read more

Learning and development

Skills for Care

An update on the workforce strategy for adult social care

18 Dec 2023 Oonagh Smyth and David Pearson

In October, Skills for Care announced plans to develop a workforce strategy for adult social care. Our CEO Oonagh Smyth and Sir David Pearson, who are…read more

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18 Dec 2023 Oonagh Smyth and David Pearson

DavidPearson-OonaghSmyth

In October, Skills for Care announced plans to develop a workforce strategy for adult social care. Our CEO Oonagh Smyth and Sir David Pearson, who are…read more

Skills for Care

Policy

Why it’s important to improve digital confidence for people working in social care

09 Nov 2023 Claire Smout

As we launch our ‘Improving digital confidence’ campaign, our Head of Digital Skills, Claire Smout, discusses why digital confidence is so important f…read more

Claire Smout

09 Nov 2023 Claire Smout

Claire Smout

As we launch our ‘Improving digital confidence’ campaign, our Head of Digital Skills, Claire Smout, discusses why digital confidence is so important f…read more

Digital

Learning and development

Leadership

Skills for Care

How ASC-WDS is being used locally

23 Oct 2023 Skills for Care

Skills for Care’s area colleagues share insights into how the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) is being used by providers in their area.read more

Woman working on computer

23 Oct 2023 Skills for Care

Woman working on computer

Skills for Care’s area colleagues share insights into how the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) is being used by providers in their area.read more

ASC-WDS

Skills for Care

Thank you for contributing to our ‘State of’ report for 2023

12 Oct 2023 Oonagh Smyth

As we launch this year’s ‘State of the adult social care sector and workforce in England’ report, our CEO Oonagh Smyth gives thanks to the adult socia…read more

Photo of Oonagh Smyth

12 Oct 2023 Oonagh Smyth

Photo of Oonagh Smyth

As we launch this year’s ‘State of the adult social care sector and workforce in England’ report, our CEO Oonagh Smyth gives thanks to the adult socia…read more

ASC-WDS

Skills for Care

#SalutingOurSisters: Tricia Pereira, shares her career story this Black History Month

29 Sep 2023 Tricia Pereira

October is Black History Month, and this year’s focus is on #SalutingOurSisters – celebrating the achievements of Black women. In honour of this, we’r…read more

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29 Sep 2023 Tricia Pereira

TriciaP

October is Black History Month, and this year’s focus is on #SalutingOurSisters – celebrating the achievements of Black women. In honour of this, we’r…read more

Culture and diversity

Good news story

Leadership

Skills for Care

Skills for Care locality manager awarded for outstanding contribution to social care

22 Sep 2023 Skills for Care

This #GoodNewsFriday we’re saying a big well done to Skills for Care’s Angela Thompson, Locality Manager (Yorkshire and Humber/North East) for receivi…read more

angela thompson

22 Sep 2023 Skills for Care

angela thompson

This #GoodNewsFriday we’re saying a big well done to Skills for Care’s Angela Thompson, Locality Manager (Yorkshire and Humber/North East) for receivi…read more

Good news story

Skills for Care

Reflections on the mental health workforce

01 Aug 2023 Kathy Roberts

Kathy Roberts, CEO of the Association of Mental Health Providers, shares an update on their project mapping the mental health workforce. read more

Kathy Roberts May 2020

01 Aug 2023 Kathy Roberts

Kathy Roberts May 2020

Kathy Roberts, CEO of the Association of Mental Health Providers, shares an update on their project mapping the mental health workforce. read more

Skills for Care

ASC-WDS

Why knowing more about the great people who work in care matters

12 Jul 2023 Oonagh Smyth

Did you know that there are around 1.6 million dedicated and highly skilled people working in adult social care? Oonagh Smyth, CEO of Skills for Care,…read more

Photo of Oonagh Smyth

12 Jul 2023 Oonagh Smyth

Photo of Oonagh Smyth

Did you know that there are around 1.6 million dedicated and highly skilled people working in adult social care? Oonagh Smyth, CEO of Skills for Care,…read more

ASC-WDS

Workforce planning

Skills for Care

Workforce intelligence