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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’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’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 response to DHSC national recruitment campaign

05 Nov 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care has this week launched their national recruitment campaign, aimed to attract more people to a career in social care.

Skills for Care responds to the announcement of funding for a workforce retention and recruitment fund

21 Oct 2021

In a statement to the Commons, the Vaccines Minister Maggie Throup MP said: "Today I can confirm to the house that we are making £162.5m available of additional funding for social care through a workforce retention and recruitment fund to help local authorities work with providers to boost staffing and support existing care workers through the winter".

Recruiting during the COVID-19 pandemic: sharing your recruitment successes

20 May 2020

Recruiting new workers can be challenging at any time, but during the COVID-19 pandemic the challenge is even greater. ‘Care for others. Make a Difference.’, the national recruitment campaign delivered by the Department of Health and Social Care, is raising the profile of working in adult social care nationally but we know there are lots of successful local recruitment examples and initiatives and we want to share these stories to help the sector find out how they can do the same things.

Host a graduate to bring fresh thinking into your organisation

27 Jan 2020

Skills for Care is looking for innovative social care organisations to host ambitious graduates on a one-year programme designed to develop future leaders in health and social care.

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