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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.

 


Future Directions’ ‘Fun time Friday’ provides fun and reduces anxiety for people they support

29 Jul 2022 Skills for Care

Future Directions provide live music, jokes and dancing every Friday with their ‘Fun time Friday’. read more

fun time friday

29 Jul 2022 Skills for Care

fun time friday

Future Directions provide live music, jokes and dancing every Friday with their ‘Fun time Friday’. read more

Good news story

Learning disabilities and autism

Wellbeing

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

Interview: what does wellbeing at work really mean?

30 Jun 2022 Skills for Care

We speak to Dr Chloe Schneider, Clinical Lead at the Keeping Well NWL Staff Support Service, about what wellbeing at work really encompasses. read more

Chloe Schneider

30 Jun 2022 Skills for Care

Chloe Schneider

We speak to Dr Chloe Schneider, Clinical Lead at the Keeping Well NWL Staff Support Service, about what wellbeing at work really encompasses. read more

Wellbeing

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

Wellbeing challenges and advice for domiciliary care workers

27 Jun 2022 Skills for Care

Working in a domiciliary care role can bring its own specific challenges for staff wellbeing. We look at what you can do look after the wellbeing of y…read more

27 Jun 2022 Skills for Care

Working in a domiciliary care role can bring its own specific challenges for staff wellbeing. We look at what you can do look after the wellbeing of y…read more

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