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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.

 


How the new ‘Workforce strategy for adult social care’ will help social care providers keep the right people

23 May 2024 Kirstie Jones

As part of our #KeepTheRightPeople campaign, we hear from Kirstie Jones, Chief People Officer at Salutem Care & Education, on how the new ‘Workforce s…read more

One man and one woman sat down smiling

23 May 2024 Kirstie Jones

One man and one woman sat down smiling

As part of our #KeepTheRightPeople campaign, we hear from Kirstie Jones, Chief People Officer at Salutem Care & Education, on how the new ‘Workforce s…read more

Workforce development

Key issues that sector stakeholders hope the ‘Workforce strategy for adult social care’ will address

22 Apr 2024 Jane Brightman

Jane Brightman, Director of Workforce Strategy, Skills for Care discusses some of the social care workforce expectations around the workforce strategy…read more

22 Apr 2024 Jane Brightman

Jane Brightman, Director of Workforce Strategy, Skills for Care discusses some of the social care workforce expectations around the workforce strategy…read more

Workforce development

Next steps for the Care workforce pathway for adult social care

26 Jun 2023 Oonagh Smyth

As the call for evidence for the new care workforce pathway closes, Oonagh Smyth, CEO, Skills for Care and Anna Boaden, Deputy Director Department of …read more

Oonagh Smyth and Anna Boaden

26 Jun 2023 Oonagh Smyth

Oonagh Smyth and Anna Boaden

As the call for evidence for the new care workforce pathway closes, Oonagh Smyth, CEO, Skills for Care and Anna Boaden, Deputy Director Department of …read more

Learning and development

Retention

Recruitment

Skills for Care

Workforce development

Funding available to support learning and development for social care workers in 2023

17 Jan 2023 Skills for Care

Learning and development is important for everyone working across social care. We look at funding options which can help to cover the costs. read more

think-digital

17 Jan 2023 Skills for Care

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Learning and development is important for everyone working across social care. We look at funding options which can help to cover the costs. read more

Apprenticeships

Funding

Learning and development

Workforce development

Alium Care Training help care provider improve their CQC rating

18 Nov 2022 Skills for Care

This Good News Friday we’re hearing from one of our endorsed providers, Alium Care Training, about how they helped a care provider improve their Care …read more

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18 Nov 2022 Skills for Care

Alium logo bw

This Good News Friday we’re hearing from one of our endorsed providers, Alium Care Training, about how they helped a care provider improve their Care …read more

Good news story

Learning and development

Workforce development

Funding

CQC

Resources to support the development of leaders

23 Sep 2022 Skills for Care

We’ve rounded up some of our popular resources which can be used to support leaders at all levels to develop and boost their skills. read more

23 Sep 2022 Skills for Care

We’ve rounded up some of our popular resources which can be used to support leaders at all levels to develop and boost their skills. read more

Leadership

Learning and development

Management

Workforce development

What to cover during induction for new social care staff

18 Aug 2022 Skills for Care

Getting it right from the start is key to keeping staff long-term. We look at what to cover during the induction process. read more

Three people on a sofa

18 Aug 2022 Skills for Care

Three people on a sofa

Getting it right from the start is key to keeping staff long-term. We look at what to cover during the induction process. read more

Recruitment

Retention

Workforce development

Interview: how supporting digital skills and confidence can support retention

10 Aug 2022 Claire Smout

Claire Smout, Skills for Care’s Programme Head - Sector Digital talks to us about the importance of supporting staff to confidently use digital techno…read more

Claire Smout

10 Aug 2022 Claire Smout

Claire Smout

Claire Smout, Skills for Care’s Programme Head - Sector Digital talks to us about the importance of supporting staff to confidently use digital techno…read more

Digital

Retention

Workforce development

What a good induction as personal assistant looks like to me

08 Aug 2022 Andrew Meadows

Personal Assistant Andrew Meadows discusses the effective induction he was given for his role and his tips for onboarding new personal assistants. read more

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08 Aug 2022 Andrew Meadows

Andrew Meadows BW

Personal Assistant Andrew Meadows discusses the effective induction he was given for his role and his tips for onboarding new personal assistants. read more

Recruitment

Retention

Workforce development

Individual employers

How this training provider is helping to support apprenticeships for a diverse workforce

04 Aug 2022 Skills for Care

Training provider Access Skills has received award nominations over the past two years for their support for apprentices from diverse backgrounds. The…read more

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04 Aug 2022 Skills for Care

access skills (2)

Training provider Access Skills has received award nominations over the past two years for their support for apprentices from diverse backgrounds. The…read more

Culture and diversity

Workforce development

Apprenticeships