Tag: Skills for Care

Alzheimer’s Society reacts to figures revealing 900 carers quit every day

Alzheimer’s Society reacts to figures revealing 900 carers quit every day

More than 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, according to analysis by the BBC of data released by the charity Skills for Care. 60% of those leaving a job left working in the adult social care sector altogether.  Alzheimer’s Society’s own research has shown for the carers […]

11th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Care UK shortlisted for best care sector employer accolade

Care UK shortlisted for best care sector employer accolade

Care UK’s Residential Care Service has been shortlisted for a prestigious award, acknowledging its position as one of the top care sector employers in the country for developing the skills of its teams.   The fifth largest care home operator in the country, Care UK has been shortlisted by Skills for Care in the Best […]

16th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Council funded social care learning and development solution gets stamp of approval from Skills for Care

Council funded social care learning and development solution gets stamp of approval from Skills for Care

Local authorities are funding access to a unique learning and development solution to evidence the competence of the social care workforce – and it has just gained Recognised Provider status. The Grey Matter Group’s unique solution that facilitates the evidencing of competence, wins endorsement as a Recognised Provider from the strategic sector workforce lead, Skills […]

10th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist care provider shortlisted for Best Employer Support

Specialist care provider shortlisted for Best Employer Support

The merits of the staff development programme created by private care-provider The Regard Group have been recognised by inclusion in the 2017 ‘Accolades’ shortlist by Skills For Care, the strategic body for workforce development in adult social care in England and Wales.   Regard, which is the UK’s fourth biggest private provider of supported living […]

16th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Skills for Care tackle core skills in social care

Skills for Care tackle core skills in social care

Skills for Care has launched new learning activities to help care workers develop English, number, digital and employability skills such as team work and problem solving. Core skills ensure workers deliver high quality and safe care and support, to complete everyday tasks such as communicating with the individuals they support, writing a care plan, booking […]

16th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Have you signed up to the Social Care Commitment Week?

Have you signed up to the Social Care Commitment Week?

Social Care Commitment Week kicks off on Monday 7 November both to celebrate the progress of those that have already signed up and also to encourage more employers to make the commitment.   Over the last three years more than 3000 employers – and thousands of their employees – have used the commitment’s seven ‘I […]

2nd November 2016 | By | Reply More
HC-One People Development Programmes Awarded Centre of Excellence Status by Skills for Care

HC-One People Development Programmes Awarded Centre of Excellence Status by Skills for Care

HC-One’s People Development programmes have been awarded Centre of Excellence status by Skills for Care, recognising that they demonstrate exemplary learning and development for their staff.   There are only six other Skills for Care Centres of Excellence in the UK, and the HC-One People Development Team is only one of two in-house training providers, […]

17th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Braintree care homes scoop national award for leadership and management

Braintree care homes scoop national award for leadership and management

The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court care homes in Bocking beat off fierce competition from across England to triumph in the category of Most Effective Approach to Leadership and Management, at the government-backed Skills for Care Accolades awards.   The accolades, which reward companies who are committed to providing high quality care and developing […]

18th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Buckinghamshire care provider wins national award

Buckinghamshire care provider wins national award

Buckinghamshire’s leading social care provider has won a coveted national award following a ceremony this week.   Buckinghamshire Care – the Local Authority Trading Company for Buckinghamshire County Council attended The Accolades Awards, organised by Skills for Care, as a finalist in the ‘Best Recruitment Initiative’ category. It was later announced as the category winner. […]

17th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Community Integrated Care proud to be shortlisted for a prestigious Skills for Care Accolade

Community Integrated Care proud to be shortlisted for a prestigious Skills for Care Accolade

Community Integrated Care was proud to be shortlisted for a prestigious Skills for Care Accolade this weekend, at a glittering ceremony which took place at Birmingham’s Hilton Metropole.   Our shortlisting for the ‘Most effective approach to integration and new models of care’ award comes as a result of our thriving partnership with Halton CCG […]

14th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Could a lack of core skills be costing you?

Could a lack of core skills be costing you?

Could a lack of core skills be costing you? Everyone working in social care needs English, number, digital and employability skills, including team work, and problem solving skills. Together these are known as core skills. Research by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills suggests that workplaces with basic skills gaps (where one or more […]

29th February 2016 | By | Reply More
Regard Shortlisted As ‘Best Employer’ In Skills For Care Accolades

Regard Shortlisted As ‘Best Employer’ In Skills For Care Accolades

Private care-provider Regard has been named by Skills for Care as a finalist in their 2016 Accolades Awards which reward adult social care organisations for their commitment to delivering high quality care and developing their workforce   Now in its 13th year, the Accolades finalists shortlist is an eclectic mix of employers, training providers, local […]

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Community Integrated Care shortlisted for Skills for Care Accolades

Community Integrated Care shortlisted for Skills for Care Accolades

Community Integrated Care is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted alongside its partners at Halton CCG and Halton Borough Council for a prestigious awards at the Skills For Care Accolades, taking place in Birmingham this March.   The nomination comes as a result of their thriving partnership with Halton CCG and Halton Borough Council, which […]

20th January 2016 | By | Reply More
NobleCare wins Skills for Care PBS and Autism Funding

NobleCare wins Skills for Care PBS and Autism Funding

Learning disability specialist NobleCare has won funding from Health Education England and Skills for Care to provide Positive Behaviour Support and Autism Awareness training at three of its homes in the Midlands. Due to start in January this year, the funding will enhance NobleCare’s existing comprehensive training programmes for staff that include its own in-house […]

12th January 2016 | By | Reply More
Maria Mallaband Care Group and Countrywide Care Homes sign up for Skills for Care.

Maria Mallaband Care Group and Countrywide Care Homes sign up for Skills for Care.

Last week, Maria Mallaband Care Group (MMCG) and sister group, Countrywide Care Homes, took part in Social Care Commitment Week with Skills for Care and the Department of Health. The aim was to help to sign up as many employers to the Social Care Commitment as they could and to promote the commitment to the […]

21st December 2015 | By | Reply More
Skills for Care develops leadership programme to support black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME)

Skills for Care develops leadership programme to support black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME)

To support those from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to develop the skills they need to progress to top leadership positions, Skills for Care, home of the National Skills Academy for Social Care, has developed the Moving Up BAME programme. The programme offers an innovative approach based on a series of learning networks, […]

6th October 2015 | By | Reply More
Moving Up BAME programme created to support black, Asian and minority backgrounds develop leadership skills

Moving Up BAME programme created to support black, Asian and minority backgrounds develop leadership skills

To support those from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to develop the skills they need to progress to top leadership positions, Skills for Care, home of the National Skills Academy for Social Care, has developed the Moving Up BAME programme. The programme offers an innovative approach based on a series of learning networks, […]

7th September 2015 | By | Reply More
CQC supports new online resource to help improve adult social care

CQC supports new online resource to help improve adult social care

People who manage and use adult social care services can now find help to improve their services through a new and easy-to-use online resource. Developed by CQC’s partners at the Skills for Care and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), Care Improvement Works aims to give adult social care managers, owners and staff the […]

29th April 2015 | By | Reply More
Care provider receives national award for apprenticeship programme

Care provider receives national award for apprenticeship programme

The Fremantle Trust, a local charity and provider of care for older people and adults with a learning disability, won the ‘Best employer support for Apprenticeships’ award at the Skills for Care Accolades ceremony at the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel in London on the 12 March.   The awards, run by Skills for Care, aim […]

18th March 2015 | By | Reply More
Maritime charity supports care home careers

Maritime charity supports care home careers

Surrey-based maritime care home, The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, is celebrating the achievements of its successful apprenticeship scheme ahead of National Apprenticeship Week (9 – 13 March) 2015 by pledging to work with local colleges to provide students with care career opportunities. The Society is urging more school leavers to consider a career in the […]

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