Tag: Skills for Care

How can adult social care employers get involved in National Careers Week 2018?

How can adult social care employers get involved in National Careers Week 2018?

National Careers and Apprenticeship week will be taking place between 05 and 09 March 2018. It’s a great opportunity to link up with local schools, colleges and job centres to promote adult social care as a positive career choice – and you can help! There are lots of low cost and easy ways you can […]

12th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Care providers- Workforce Development Fund 2018/19 now open for applications

Care providers- Workforce Development Fund 2018/19 now open for applications

Large national organisations and lead organisations of employer led partnerships can now apply for the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) 2018-19.   The money allows organisations to claim back money towards the costs of workers completing eligible qualifications and learning programmes.   A number of changes have been made to the Workforce Development Fund for 2018-19 […]

29th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Bridging the gap between schools and adult social care employers- are you ready?

Bridging the gap between schools and adult social care employers- are you ready?

Are you looking to get on the radar of your local schools, colleges and University? January is the perfect time to do this, as students start to make decisions about their careers or further education. One way to do this is by joining I Care…Ambassadors. This initiative is facilitated by Skills for Care, and supports […]

28th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Skills for Care lunch new home for adult social care workforce intelligence

Skills for Care lunch new home for adult social care workforce intelligence

Skills for Care has launched a new, dedicated ‘Workforce Intelligence’ area on its website offering invaluable insights into the state of the adult social care workforce, including reports, trends, demographics and statistics. This new dedicated home for workforce intelligence showcases Skills for Care’s workforce intelligence products and services that support its customers and stakeholders to […]

22nd January 2018 | By | Reply More
Money towards developing your employees

Money towards developing your employees

Would you like to be able to offer training to your staff?   If so and you’re an employer in adult social care, the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is an excellent opportunity to claim money towards the costs of your employees completing adult social care qualifications, units, apprenticeships and learning programmes.   The fund has […]

19th January 2018 | By | Reply More
I Care…Ambassadors spread the word about working in social care

I Care…Ambassadors spread the word about working in social care

A national team of I Care…Ambassadors are delivering careers events across England to inspire people to work in adult social care. Over 400 organisations in England are involved in supporting the 700-strong team of ambassadors, who inspire thousands of people to consider a career in social care. They do this through careers activities such as […]

15th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Care providers have your say on a national recruitment campaign in adult social care

Care providers have your say on a national recruitment campaign in adult social care

Skills for Care is asking for feedback from across adult social care, to explore how a national recruitment campaign might work for the sector. They’re running an open scoping study to explore how a national recruitment campaign could help the sector attract the right people to take up adult social care roles, and want to […]

11th January 2018 | By | Reply More
How CPD has changed over the years, but in a good way- Skills for Care blog

How CPD has changed over the years, but in a good way- Skills for Care blog

The end of October marked my three year anniversary at Skills for Care. As you might expect, Skills for Care is pretty proactive in supporting continued professional development (CPD), so it’s been a very busy three years, but I’ve been fortunate to work for other organisations keen to support staff development. Let’s jump back a […]

13th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Claim money towards developing your employees in adult social care

Claim money towards developing your employees in adult social care

You could claim money towards developing your employees If you’re an adult social care employer in England, you can claim the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) towards the costs of your employees completing adult social care qualifications, units and learning programmes. If you’d prefer to read our leaflet, you can download it here. If you are […]

12th December 2017 | By | Reply More
New Year, new qualifications framework information from Skills for Care

New Year, new qualifications framework information from Skills for Care

I know we’ve only just got our heads around the move from NVQs to the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) but we will soon have to move with the times again and get used to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF will replace the QCF from 1 January 2018 but anyone who has enrolled […]

11th December 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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