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Whether you're looking for practical advice, industry trends, or expert opinions, our content is designed to support and inspire you in your role.

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How integrated care systems are working together on shared recruitment initiatives

22 Jul 2024 Skills for Care

Skills for Care has spoken to several ICSs since their inception to learn about what they are doing. Learn how many are working effectively together t…read more

Group learning session

22 Jul 2024 Skills for Care

Group learning session

Skills for Care has spoken to several ICSs since their inception to learn about what they are doing. Learn how many are working effectively together t…read more

Integration

Recruitment

The impact of learning and development in retaining support staff

26 Jun 2024 Aisling Duffy

In this article, we hear from Aisling Duffy, Chief Executive of Certitude Support, on how she believes learning and development is critical in enablin…read more

aisling

26 Jun 2024 Aisling Duffy

aisling

In this article, we hear from Aisling Duffy, Chief Executive of Certitude Support, on how she believes learning and development is critical in enablin…read more

Learning and development

Retention

Improving retention as an individual employer

19 Jun 2024 Skills for Care

Hints and tips on retaining personal assistants as an inidivudal employer. read more

19 Jun 2024 Skills for Care

Hints and tips on retaining personal assistants as an inidivudal employer. read more

Retention

Individual employers

How leaders create workplace cultures that retain social care staff

10 Jun 2024 Skills for Care

We discuss how leadership impacts culture and how this can create an environment that leads to better staff retention. read more

woman points to calendar

10 Jun 2024 Skills for Care

woman points to calendar

We discuss how leadership impacts culture and how this can create an environment that leads to better staff retention. read more

Culture and diversity

Leadership

Retention

How recognition and reward can help you retain staff

05 Jun 2024 Skills for Care

We talk about how to recognise and reward your staff to support you in #KeepingTheRightPoeple. read more

people around a table

05 Jun 2024 Skills for Care

people around a table

We talk about how to recognise and reward your staff to support you in #KeepingTheRightPoeple. read more

Retention

Top tips on how to create a positive workplace culture

03 Jun 2024 Skills for Care

We share our top tips on how to create a positive workplace culture that retains staff. read more

Man and woman smiling and working

03 Jun 2024 Skills for Care

Man and woman smiling and working

We share our top tips on how to create a positive workplace culture that retains staff. read more

Wellbeing

Management

Retention

Why we can’t recruit our way out of a retention crisis

07 May 2024 Oonagh Smyth

As we launch our #KeepTheRightPeople campaign, our CEO Oonagh Smyth discusses why it’s important to retain the best staff and the factors that impact …read more

Photo of Oonagh Smyth

07 May 2024 Oonagh Smyth

Photo of Oonagh Smyth

As we launch our #KeepTheRightPeople campaign, our CEO Oonagh Smyth discusses why it’s important to retain the best staff and the factors that impact …read more

Retention

LDC Care Co awarded Chief Nurse Adult Social Care Award

22 Mar 2024 Skills for Care

LDC Care Co were delighted to receive a Chief Nurse Adult Social Care Award following a visit from Deborah Sturdy. read more

deborah sturdy with ldc co

22 Mar 2024 Skills for Care

deborah sturdy with ldc co

LDC Care Co were delighted to receive a Chief Nurse Adult Social Care Award following a visit from Deborah Sturdy. read more

Culture and diversity

Good news story

Recruitment

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