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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 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".

Applications open for funding for user led organisations to deliver training for individual employers and PAs

12 Feb 2020

Skills for Care has opened applications for user led organisations (ULOs) to apply for a grant to deliver and/or commission training for people who employ their own care and support (individual employers), and their personal assistants (PAs).

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.

Workforce Development Fund 2020-21 now open for grant applications

24 Jan 2020

Large national organisations and lead organisations of employer-led partnerships can now apply for a grant from the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) 2020-21.

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