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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.

 


Update - Our pledge supporting full and equal contribution at events from people who draw on social care

26 Jul 2022 Oonagh Smyth

Our CEO Oonagh Smyth looks at what we have been doing to make good on our pledge to ask organisers of events to ensure full and equal contribution fro…read more

Photo of Oonagh Smyth

26 Jul 2022 Oonagh Smyth

Photo of Oonagh Smyth

Our CEO Oonagh Smyth looks at what we have been doing to make good on our pledge to ask organisers of events to ensure full and equal contribution fro…read more

Skills for Care

Skills for Care supports Wimbledon in giving free tickets to social care workers

08 Jul 2022 Skills for Care

Skills for Care was delighted to support Wimbledon in offering 300 pairs of tickets for free to people working across social care. read more

Wimbledon logo

08 Jul 2022 Skills for Care

Wimbledon logo

Skills for Care was delighted to support Wimbledon in offering 300 pairs of tickets for free to people working across social care. read more

Good news story

Skills for Care

Research shows how music can help to support positive wellbeing

30 Jun 2022 Grace Meadows

Music for Dementia is encouraging care workers to unlock the power of music to support their own health and wellbeing during challenging times. read more

30 Jun 2022 Grace Meadows

Music for Dementia is encouraging care workers to unlock the power of music to support their own health and wellbeing during challenging times. read more

Skills for Care

Wellbeing

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

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

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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

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Wellbeing

Workforce development

Oonagh Smyth: celebrating the social care workforce

13 Apr 2022 Oonagh Smyth

Our CEO Oonagh Smyth reflects on what we’ve learnt about people working in adult social care during the pandemic and what’s next for the sector as we …read more

Photo of Oonagh Smyth

13 Apr 2022 Oonagh Smyth

Photo of Oonagh Smyth

Our CEO Oonagh Smyth reflects on what we’ve learnt about people working in adult social care during the pandemic and what’s next for the sector as we …read more

Skills for Care

Policy

97% of registered managers would recommend Skills for Care membership

11 Apr 2022 Skills for Care

Skills for Care is the membership body for registered managers in England. In a recent survey of our members, 97% said they’d recommend membership. Fi…read more

supporting-managers

11 Apr 2022 Skills for Care

supporting-managers

Skills for Care is the membership body for registered managers in England. In a recent survey of our members, 97% said they’d recommend membership. Fi…read more

Leadership

Skills for Care

Workforce development

Wendy Leighton awarded CNO Gold Award as she ends long and successful time at Skills for Care

08 Apr 2022 Skills for Care

Wendy Leighton, former Project Manager for Regulated Professionals at Skills for Care, has been awarded a Chief Nursing Officer Gold Award. read more

Image 2 - Wendy

08 Apr 2022 Skills for Care

Image 2 - Wendy

Wendy Leighton, former Project Manager for Regulated Professionals at Skills for Care, has been awarded a Chief Nursing Officer Gold Award. read more

Nursing

Skills for Care

Good news story

How Skills for Care is supporting the drive towards a more diverse future

07 Feb 2022 Tricia Pereira

During Race Equality Week and as we launch our #ManagingChange spotlight our Director of Operations Tricia Pereira discusses the strategic work that S…read more

07 Feb 2022 Tricia Pereira

During Race Equality Week and as we launch our #ManagingChange spotlight our Director of Operations Tricia Pereira discusses the strategic work that S…read more

Culture and diversity

Skills for Care

Leadership