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Skills for Care comments on government’s plans to support social care training
10 Aug 2022
Skills for Care comments on the Government's plans to support social care training, including the workforce development fund.
Skills for Care’s Moving Up programme supporting diverse leaders launches for 2022
01 Aug 2022
Skills for Care is pleased to announce that its Moving Up programme is now open for registrations for 2022. The programme is aimed at leaders from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds want to take the next step in their career.
Skills for Care response to Health and Social Care Select Committee’s report on Workforce: recruitment, training, and retention in Health and Social Care
25 Jul 2022
Skills for Care CEO Oonagh Smyth says this report which we gave oral and written evidence to lays bare the ongoing recruitment and retention challenges facing adult social care.
New report from Skills for Care finds filled posts in social care are down for first time on record, highlighting recruitment challenges for sector
19 Jul 2022
A new report from Skills for Care shows the number of filled posts in adult social care is down for the first time on record.
The DHSC has contacted Skills for Care to cascade information about the heatwave
18 Jul 2022
The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) has contacted Skills for Care to cascade the following information about the heatwave.
Skills for Care launches spotlight on building and growing teams
04 Jul 2022
Skills for Care has launched a spotlight focused on building and growing teams.
The #BuildingYourWorkforce campaign will run throughout July and August and will provide social care employers with recruitment and retention support.
Wimbledon offering free tickets for care workers: apply now
21 Jun 2022
Wimbledon are offering a limited number of tickets for their Middle Sunday tennis event on Sunday 3 July 2022. Find out how to appy.
Skills for Care responds to Data saves lives strategy
13 Jun 2022
Skills for Care has issued a response to the Government's Data Saves Lives Strategy. Oonagh Smyth comments.
Vacancy rates in social care continue to rise, new Skills for Care data reports
10 Jun 2022
Skills for Care’s latest workforce tracking data, released this week, shows that vacancy rates are continuing to rise across all settings in adult social care.
Skills for Care response to the review into health and social care leadership led by General Sir Gordon Messenger and Dame Linda Pollard
08 Jun 2022
Hear what our CEO Oonagh Smyth has to say in response to the review into health and social care leadership led by General Sir Gordon Messenger and Dame Linda Pollard.
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