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For press office enquiries contact our PR and Content Officer.

Email: catriona.mcgale@skillsforcare.org.uk

 

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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 launches ‘Good and Outstanding care (GO)’ online

03 Feb 2022

Skills for Care has launched a major new online resource to support social care providers to prepare for Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections. Find out more about ‘Good and Outstanding care (GO)’ online.

Skills for Care launches new accessible content to support the Care Certificate

01 Feb 2022

Skills for Care have released accessible content to support the Care Certificate with an overview of each standard being translated into British Sign Language.

Adult Social Care White Paper – People at the Heart of Care

01 Dec 2021

Skills for Care CEO Oonagh Smyth responds to the announcement of the 10-year vision for Adult Social Care white paper.

Skills for Care appoint John Coughlan CBE as their new Chair of Trustees

18 Nov 2021

Skills for Care has appointed former Hampshire County Council Chief Executive John Coughlan as our new Chair of Trustees.

Skills for Care responds to CQC State of Care 2020/21 report

22 Oct 2021

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have today released their State of Care 2020/21 report.

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".

The growing adult social care sector and its skilled workforce contributes £50.3 billion to the English economy according to a new report published by Skills for Care

08 Oct 2021

The growing adult social care sector and its skilled workforce contributes £50.3 billion to the English economy according to a new report published by Skills for Care.

2021-22 Workforce Development Fund has now launched

14 Sep 2021

We’re delighted to announce that the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) 2021-22 is now open to adult social care employers in England to support the development of their staff at all levels, offering funding for a wide range of qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules. The fund, which Skills for Care distributes on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care, helped over 14,000 people in 2020/21.

Response to the Government's announcement on adult social care reform plans and funding

07 Sep 2021

Hear what our CEO Oonagh Smyth had to say about the Government's announcement on adult social care reform plans and funding.

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