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Wimbledon offering free tickets for care workers: apply now
21 Jun 2022
Wimbledon are offering a limited number of tickets for their Middle Sunday tennis event on Sunday 3 July 2022. Find out how to appy.
Skills for Care responds to Data saves lives strategy
13 Jun 2022
Skills for Care has issued a response to the Government's Data Saves Lives Strategy. Oonagh Smyth comments.
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 response to the review into health and social care leadership led by General Sir Gordon Messenger and Dame Linda Pollard
08 Jun 2022
Hear what our CEO Oonagh Smyth has to say in response to the review into health and social care leadership led by General Sir Gordon Messenger and Dame Linda Pollard.
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.
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