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New survey launched to capture the experiences of those working in adult social care

17 Aug 2023

People working across adult social care are being encouraged to complete a new national Government survey which aims to capture the experiences of those working in adult social care to support improvements over time.

Skills for Care appoints Tristram Gardner as Deputy CEO

17 Jul 2023

Skills for Care, the strategic workforce development and planning body for adult social care in England, is delighted to announce the appointment of Tristram Gardner to the role of Deputy CEO.

Adult social care workforce growing again, but challenges remain

12 Jul 2023

The annual Size and Structure of the Adult Social Care Sector and Workforce in England shows that the adult social care workforce in England started growing again in 2022-3.

Skills for Care is inviting local authorities to become involved with the Social Care Workforce Race Equality Standard

05 Jul 2023

The SC-WRES was developed by Skills for Care as a tool to identify issues and measure improvements in the workforce with respect to the experiences of people from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic background.

Skills for Care response to NHS Long Term Workforce Plan

30 Jun 2023

Skills for Care responds to the release of the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan.

New mapping tool supports better insight into regional and national mental health workforce

14 Jun 2023

The Association of Mental Health Providers (The Association) has launched a national picture of the mental health workforce, including data from Skills for Care.

Skills for Care is supporting social care teams with developing a positive workplace culture

05 Jun 2023

Skills for Care, the strategic workforce development and planning body for social care in England, is supporting social care teams to develop a positive workplace culture.

Changes to the ASC-WDS homepage to improve data quality

31 May 2023

We’ve made some changes to the ASC-WDS homepage to prompt users to update their most important data more often. Having better data will allow us to produce more accurate and frequent insights about the workforce.

Guiding principles developed to support person-centred delegation of healthcare activities to care workers

25 May 2023

Skills for Care, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and sector partners have co-developed voluntary guiding principles to support person-centred, safe and effective delegation of healthcare activities to care workers, including personal assistants.

Response to the Government’s announcement on digital transformation of adult social care

18 May 2023

The Government has published new guidance to support digital transformation of social care. Skills for Care Director of Digital Transformation, Nina Blackett responds.

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