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Skills for Care hosts local and national events and networks to support the adult social care sector with their workforce development needs.

Search for events in your local area by region and by topic. If you're looking for network event in your area and can't find it on the listing below, please contact your locality manager.

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09

May

Online event

£144

Being prepared for CQC inspection seminar

Online

An interactive seminar for services who want to understand the practical ways to be ready for their CQC inspection.

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23

Apr

Free

Removing barriers to grow your workforce

Skills for Care and local stakeholders have combined forces to provide Adult Social Care employers with the right tools to offer safer recruitment practices when considering to hire candidates with a criminal record. This full-day, interactive event will allow delegates to network with fellow professionals in the field to discover sustainable employment opportunities for people from a wider potential workforce. Benefits By the end of this event you will: Understand how to recruit from a wider pool of potential talent Be able to improve the diversity of your workforce Learn how to avoid unnecessary failed recruitment costs Find out how to access further support from Skills for Care to address your skills shortages Access Skills for Care Professional Networks Have opportunity to network with other key stakeholders

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17

Apr

Online event

Free

Your future and mine: Managing a service, leading a workforce

Online

An event about delivering effective Adult Social Care services in a challenging time.  The South West Skill for Care Team are delighted to announce that we will be hosting an event for employers across the region. This face to face event will be full of exciting updates, opportunities to network, information from sector experts and much, much more. The event will focus on managing a service and leading a workforce, particularly through times when political, economical, social, technological, legal and environmental issues bring many challenges, but also present many opportunities. Delegates will: Hear about the current Government reform plans, including the care certificate qualification and the care workforce pathway, and have the opportunity to consider and discuss the impact it will have on individual organisations. Get the opportunity to consider ways to attract and nurture the workforce of the future, including how to be a flexible employer and develop pipelines. Consider what opportunities digital working and learning will bring and how to get the most out of what is available. Be able to take part in tabletop discussions and break out workshops to hear about practical solutions and ways of working to successfully manage a service and lead a workforce.

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15

Apr

Online event

Free

Midlands Nominated Individual network meeting

Online

The network is chaired by Ed Brown who is a Nominated Individual and Head of Adult Care Compliance and Development at Father Hudson's Care. The network was launched in the West Midlands in July 2019. It has been running as an active WhatsApp group since April 2020. The network offers support for nominated individuals including: Understanding the remit of their role and meeting its requirements. Opportunity to share challenges facing care sector organisations. Finding co-designed solutions to address challenges. Networking with executive/senior level colleagues from across the Midlands.  Feedback into Skills for Care’s Board and Department of Health and Social Care on key issues.

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28

Mar

Online event

Free

Retention of personal assistants in social care

Online

Join us for an insightful 60-minute workshop on sharing best practice and research insights. This workshop is your gateway to understanding the critical issue of personal assistant turnover in the social care sector. Discover the compelling research findings that underscore the significance of retention, and delve into the root causes behind turnover rates.

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27

Mar

Online event

Free

London and South East ASYE and SWEN joint network

Online

The Social Work Education network (SWEN) is joining forces with the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) program to bring you a combined meeting that you won't want to miss! Mark your calendars for Wednesday 27 March 10:30 -13:00, for our combined SWEN/ASYE meeting. We have some great topics lined up for discussion. The agenda is below: How to organise our regional meeting going forward in 2024/25 The Pan London student placement documents planning and update Feedback from the ASYE National event Break for coffee Social Work England workshop covering the topic of "Workforce issues and impact of education and professional development on retention/work around the Early Years Framework in Children and Families and impact on adults Skills for care updates AOB Lunch We'll also provide opportunities for networking and socialising during the event. So come prepared to make some new connections and catch up. Please note, places will be limited to 50 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Make sure to register your place so you don't miss out.

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21

Mar

Online event

£144

Improving your CQC rating seminar

Online

An interactive seminar for services who have fallen below CQC standards (rated either requires improvement or inadequate) and are looking for practical ways to recover and achieve a Good rating.

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21

Mar

Online event

Free

Registered manager webinar: Leading effective teams - what works

Online

Delivered by Affina Organisation Development (AOD) (part of the Skills for Care Group), this webinar will provide registered managers and those leading in care an opportunity to find out more about how AOD applies the inspirational research of Professor Michael West to shape day-to-day practice in many settings. This registered manager webinar will provide advice, tips and practical ways of working you might want to apply back in your workplace. This includes: Meeting the ABC (autonomy, belonging and contribution) of core needs in the workplace. Developing a sense of belonging in a 'real' team. The impact of focusing on team identity. This will be an interactive webinar, with the chance to comment in the chat and take part in a live Q&A at the end of the session.

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21

Mar

Online event

Free

The National Frontline Care Workers’ Forum

Online

This virtual meeting will offer an opportunity for frontline care workers in the adult social care sector to share why their job matters, what they do well, and tell us about their experiences of working in care. Skills for Care is currently looking at “What makes a good manager” and we’d like to hear from you about what kind of knowledge, skills and behaviours you expect from the people leading your service.

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20

Mar

Online event

Free

Nurturing talent: the key to staff retention and success

Online

Join our upcoming workshop on Nurturing talent - the key to staff retention and success and unlock the secrets to creating a thriving workforce! Discover firsthand why nurturing talent isn't just an HR initiative, but a strategic imperative for businesses of all sizes.

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