Skills for Care


Throughout April we’re #CelebratingSocialCare and recognising the importance of social care and the dedicated and skilled work of everyone in the sector.

It’s been two years since COVID-19 first spread in the UK and the country went into lockdown. Throughout these two years our social care sector has faced challenges never seen before, and the people working in social care have continued to adapt and show up to keep our communities safe and supported.

Following the Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection on 17 March 2022, and as the public restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted, we’re taking the opportunity to recognise the commitment of people working in social care and celebrate their achievements during these challenging times. 

We know that the impact of the pandemic is still being felt for people who work across and draw upon care. As we create a time and space for people working in social care to reflect on their achievements, we’ll also be providing information on ongoing support to help social care teams as they adapt again to the changes in how COVID-19 will be managed - see our supporting resources.

We want as many people as possible to get involved in #CelebratingSocialCare this April. Join by sharing your experiences, successes, and well done messages on social media using #CelebratingSocialCare.

Take part in #CelebratingSocialCare 

We’d love to hear from you about your achievements, about colleagues who have done a great job, or how proud you’ve been of your team during these challenging times. Get involved by:

  • Download and share our social media pictures to show you’re #CelebratingSocialCare 

  • Post thank you messages on social media to your colleagues, tagging them and using the hashtag #CelebratingSocialCare 

  • Share your good news stories and stories of success throughout COVID-19 using the hashtag #CelebratingSocialCare 

  • Record a short video of yourself paying tribute to the hard work of your teams – don’t forget the hashtag #CelebratingSocialCare 

  • Encourage your teams to post their own messages of thanks to colleagues and ask them to use the hashtag #CelebratingSocialCare 

  • Share photos of your team and give them a public shout out for their amazing work – include #CelebratingSocialCare so we can see them too 


Blogs and articles

Take a look through our blogs and articles to find top tips, insights from others working in the sector, and round-ups of our key resources relating to #CelebratingSocialCare.


Our resources to support you

Essential training

Three funded packages of learning are available in response to COVID-19: the rapid induction programme (aimed at new staff), refresher training (aimed at existing staff) and a volunteer programme. Our endorsed learning providers have received grant funding to support you with the cost of this essential training.

Find out more about essential training



Learning from events digital module

Learning reviews allow teams to explore different perspectives and create a positive action plan that supports individuals and seeks to avoid repeat incidents.

We’ve created an interactive module designed to support managers and leaders in all adult care settings to carry out learning reviews that bring people together to explore an adverse event or near miss. 

Find out more or access the module



Supporting people with everyday technology

Using technology is now as much a part of life as many other tasks that someone might need support with. On our webpage for supporting people with the use of technology, you’ll learn about the importance of technology and different ways in which technology is used in supporting people with their care and support. You’ll find useful resources to help you and hear from other organisations about the innovative ways that they have used technology throughout the pandemic.

Find out more about everyday technology



Wellbeing resources and sector stories

Wellbeing at work relates to every aspect of working life, from the working environment to how the workforce feels about themselves.

Our useful tools can help you and your team with wellbeing needs. You can find wellbeing video case studies sharing practical tips and ideas on the ways people have looked after themselves throughout the pandemic as well as blogs and articles.

Access the wellbeing area               

Hear from others - wellbeing stories



Building resilience 

Working in social care can be hugely rewarding, but it can be stressful at times and the pandemic has challenged the workforce like never before.

Building resilience can help adult social care staff cope better under pressure and continue to deliver high-quality care and support. We have resources to help support managers to build resilience at an individual, team, and organisation level.

Find out more about building resilience



Support for registered managers

At the heart of every service is a manager who’s working hard to ensure that they can deliver great, high-quality care.

We have resources and information tailored to support all registered managers and frontline managers during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Our resources include over 30 webinars and bite-size resources covering a wide range of topics, registered manager networks to connect with other managers and the opportunity to join our growing community of registered manager members.

View our registered managers support