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Digital transformation for social care recommendations discussed at Skills for Care event

23 May 2022

Recommendations for digital transformation in the social care sector have been moving forward following ‘The future of digital skills development in adult social care’ event hosted in March on behalf of the NHS Transformation Directorate.

Skills for Care’s latest data shows social care vacancy rates continue to rise

11 May 2022

Skills for Care’s latest workforce tracking data, released this week, shows that vacancy rates remain above pre-covid levels.

Skills for Care launches spotlight on creating happy and healthy workplaces across social care

09 May 2022

Throughout May and June Skills for Care is focusing on providing support to create happy and health workplaces.

Workforce Development Fund now open for grant applications

21 Apr 2022

Skills for Care’s Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is now open for grant applications for 2022-23.

Skills for Care’s latest monthly data shows vacancy rates continue to rise in social care

08 Apr 2022

Skills for Care has released its latest monthly data for the social care workforce. The figures show that vacancy rates are continuing to rise, while the number of filled posts is falling.

Skills for Care joins with marketing expert to host social media masterclasses for recruitment

05 Apr 2022

Skills for Care is working with marketing strategist Paul Ince of marketing agency LikeMind Media to deliver a series of masterclasses to support social care recruiters in using social media to find and keep staff.

Skills for Care is #CelebratingSocialCare in April

04 Apr 2022

Join us in #CelebratingSocialCare this month, as we reflect on the past two years, looking at the achievements among the challenges and providing ongoing support for the future.

Sector leaders call for action on social care workforce

25 Mar 2022

National adult social care organisations have come together to call on the Government to deliver a long-term care workforce strategy and tackle the issue of care worker pay.

Today we #RememberSocialCare on Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection

17 Mar 2022

Today people across the social care sector are coming together to #RememberSocialCare on Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection.

Skills for Care response to integration white paper: joining up care for people, places and populations

09 Feb 2022

Oonagh Smyth issues a responses from Skills for Care to the integration white paper.

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