Tag: Skills for Care

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 […]

8th February 2016 | By | Reply More
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 […]

10th March 2015 | By | Reply More
Adult Social Care sector in England alone will need an additional 1million workers by 2025

Adult Social Care sector in England alone will need an additional 1million workers by 2025

“Really important, timely, and critical research that will have real impact over the coming years” – Professor Stephen Woods, Surrey Business School, University of Surrey. On 30th January 2015, a new PhD study researching recruitment best practice in the social care sector was launched at Aston University. The 3-year study, led by national care recruitment […]

13th February 2015 | By | Reply More
Stockport’s top carer wins Outstanding Contribution Award

Stockport’s top carer wins Outstanding Contribution Award

Learning to care for her grandparents as a young child gave Leanne Tobin a special humanity which helped her win Borough Care’s Chairman’s Award for an ‘Outstanding Contribution’ at their annual Presentation Evening. Leanne, 28, from Heaton Chapel, has had a rapid rise through the ranks at Stockport’s largest care group, starting as a Care […]

20th October 2014 | By | Reply More
Care providers don’t miss out on skills training fund

Care providers don’t miss out on skills training fund

Care providers across North Yorkshire and York are being urged not to miss out on a pot of money available to help them train their staff. Scarborough-based care provider St Cecilia’s Care Services Ltd has taken on the role of grant holder for the Skills for Care Workforce Development Fund. And that funding is now […]

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