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Skills For Care (SFC) have stressed the importance of inspiring the next generation of care workers into the sector to meet the growing demand for social care services. According to the latest SFC report the number of adult social care jobs will increase by 31% to around 2 million by…
Skills for Care’s Well-led leadership development programme is now open for bookings in London, Manchester and Bournemouth. Starting in October 2017, this national development programme supports managers from the public, private or third sectors in enabling them to deliver care in line with the expectations of a well-led service. The…
Skills for Care has issued a specific pledge for the social care sector to support the STOMP (stopping the over-medication of people) with a learning disability and / or autism campaign and is urging all relevant social care employers to sign up to support it. STOMP aims to raise awareness…
Skills for Care have today annnounced that the current apprenticeships frameworks in Health and Social Care and in Care Leadership and Management will be withdrawn on 29 December 2017. The planned closure comes after the approval of the new employer-led apprenticeship standards at Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5. Level…
More than 900 adult social care workers a day left their jobs in England last year, according to a new study. Around 60% of those who quit their jobs left the adult social care profession altogether, and the sector experienced an estimated shortage of more than 84,000 care workers. Data…
The winners of the Skills for Care Accolades awards celebrating innovation and excellence in adult social workforce development have been announced. The winners of nine hotly contested categories were revealed at an awards ceremony held yesterday at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool. The winners in each category were: Best employer…
Skills for Care’s latest briefing, Pay In The Adult Social Care Sector, uses intelligence from its NMDS-SC workforce model to focus on the impact of the National Living Wage on care providers. The report provides an early insight into the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) - which came…
Skills for Care have announced the finalists for their forthcoming Care Accolades which reward adult social care organisations who deliver high quality care. The Accolades recognise excellence and innovation offered by adult social care providers in 10 different categories reflecting the diversity of a growing sector worth £43 billion to…
Skills for Care has announced details of their 2017 Annual Conference which will take place at The Titanic Hotel on Thursday 9 March next year. With around 60,000 job vacancies in the sector on any given day that employers say recruitment and retention is a major concern for them. Therefore,…
Skills for Care has announced that five new members have joined their board adding extensive experience in the social care and health sectors. The new board members are Sam Jones who is the lead executive at NHS England supporting the delivery of the New Care Models; Sue McMillan who has…
Reduced staff turnover and improved staff performance are just some of the benefits delivered by a values based approach to recruitment and retention, according to recent research. That's why Skills for Care is now working with Oxfordshire County Council and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) in…
Applications for the Workforce Development Innovation Fund are now open for trailblazing adult social care workforce development projects that are in development, being tested or improved. The Workforce Development Innovation Fund (WDIF) supports innovative projects which increase the skills and knowledge of workers. The fund has a proven track record…
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