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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.

 


Equality, diversity and inclusion training introduced following SC-WRES

08 Feb 2024 Skills for Care

We speak to two local authorities who participated in the test phase of the Social Care Workforce Race Equality Standards (SC-WRES) about learning and…read more

Two apprentices at a desk working

08 Feb 2024 Skills for Care

Two apprentices at a desk working

We speak to two local authorities who participated in the test phase of the Social Care Workforce Race Equality Standards (SC-WRES) about learning and…read more

Culture and diversity

Learning and development

Social work

How the social work apprenticeship degree has supported me in my career

06 Feb 2024 Natalie Pither

We hear from newly-qualified social worker Natalie Pither, Somerset Council, about how completing the social work apprenticeship degree prepared her f…read more

Natalie Pither

06 Feb 2024 Natalie Pither

Natalie Pither

We hear from newly-qualified social worker Natalie Pither, Somerset Council, about how completing the social work apprenticeship degree prepared her f…read more

Apprenticeships

Learning and development

Social work

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

LDC Care Company hosts Pride celebration

02 Feb 2024 Skills for Care

This #GoodNewsFriday we hear from LDC Care Company about the celebration day they held for Pride earlier last year. read more

LDC Pride event

02 Feb 2024 Skills for Care

LDC Pride event

This #GoodNewsFriday we hear from LDC Care Company about the celebration day they held for Pride earlier last year. read more

Culture and diversity

Good news story

Learning and development opportunities for social care managers

31 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

It’s vital to #KeepLearning at all stages of your career. We round-up some of the learning and development opportunities available for managers in soc…read more

Social work area meeting

31 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

Social work area meeting

It’s vital to #KeepLearning at all stages of your career. We round-up some of the learning and development opportunities available for managers in soc…read more

Learning and development

Leadership

Management

Learning and development options to suit your time

29 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

We round up some of the learning opportunities available to you depending on whether you have just five minutes, a few hours, a whole day or longer to…read more

SfC_Clifton_135

29 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

SfC_Clifton_135

We round up some of the learning opportunities available to you depending on whether you have just five minutes, a few hours, a whole day or longer to…read more

Learning and development

Lee Mount Care Home tailors training to provide person-centred care for individuals they support

26 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

This #GoodNewsFriday we hear from Lee Mount Care Home about how they continually tailor the learning and development provided to staff, to provide per…read more

lee mount

26 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

lee mount

This #GoodNewsFriday we hear from Lee Mount Care Home about how they continually tailor the learning and development provided to staff, to provide per…read more

Good news story

Learning and development

How the ASYE can support retention of newly-qualified social workers

24 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

We look at how the assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE) for newly qualified social workers can help to support retention. read more

ASYE-homepage

24 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

ASYE-homepage

We look at how the assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE) for newly qualified social workers can help to support retention. read more

Learning and development

Social work

Retention

Why managers shouldn’t be afraid to develop their staff

22 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

Victoria Collier, Deputy Head of National Workforce Development, Capability and Skills at Skills for Care discusses why managers shouldn’t fear develo…read more

VC

22 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

VC

Victoria Collier, Deputy Head of National Workforce Development, Capability and Skills at Skills for Care discusses why managers shouldn’t fear develo…read more

Leadership

Learning and development

Management

Retention

Bowfell House sees benefits of effective learning and development for staff

19 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

This #GoodNewsFriday we hear from Bowfell House about how they support learning and development for their team, and the benefits it has for the organi…read more

bowfell house staff

19 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

bowfell house staff

This #GoodNewsFriday we hear from Bowfell House about how they support learning and development for their team, and the benefits it has for the organi…read more

Good news story

Learning and development

Retention