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Jan 22
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Planning for the year ahead: tips for individual employers

Planning for the year ahead: tips for individual employers
Thursday 20 January 2022

As the new year begins, we share information and advice to help individual employers plan for the year ahead.

19
Jan 22
Blog

Our CEO Oonagh Smyth reflects on the latest vacancy rates across adult social care and what we're doing to help employers recruit and retain staff.

Our CEO Oonagh Smyth reflects on the latest vacancy rates across adult social care and what we're doing to help employers recruit and retain staff.
Wednesday 19 January 2022

One of the things we use the data employers supply to our Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) for is to track monthly trends across the sector. The latest figures for December 2021 reveal that vacancy rates across the sector are running at 9.4%, which is higher than they were pre-covid when we had 105,000 vacancies on any given day.

17
Jan 22
Article

Key takeaways from our new compassionate leadership videos

Key takeaways from our new compassionate leadership videos
Monday 17 January 2022

Our wellbeing work includes a focus on the importance of compassionate leadership and culture to make a difference to workforce health and wellbeing and create a safe and supportive working environment.

13
Jan 22
Article

Interview: how I plan for the new year as a registered manager

Interview: how I plan for the new year as a registered manager
Thursday 13 January 2022

As the new year begins, we spoke with Laura Hambridge, Registered Manager of Eden House, about how she plans for the year ahead and what advice she would give other social care managers about balancing yearly planning alongside remaining flexible to the changing requirements of social care.

12
Jan 22
Article

New learning and development opportunities for 2022

New learning and development opportunities for 2022
Wednesday 12 January 2022

As the new year begins it's the perfect time to start planning learning and development opportunities for your team to make use of this year.

05
Jan 22
Article

Planning for 2022: key takeaways from our 'The care exchange' podcast

Planning for 2022: key takeaways from our 'The care exchange' podcast
Wednesday 5 January 2022

In a recent episode of our podcast 'The care exchange', we spoke to Debbie Dry, the registered manager of Windsor Care Home, an 'outstanding' rated small family-run home for older people in Buckinghamshire. Among her many useful insights, Debbie shared how she plans for the year ahead at the start of each year.

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Dec 21
Blog

An end of year message from our CEO Oonagh Smyth

An end of year message from our CEO Oonagh Smyth
Wednesday 22 December 2021

Hear what Skills for Care CEO Oonagh Smyth has to say about the past year in the sector.

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Dec 21
Article

What it feels like to work for an 'outstanding' provider

What it feels like to work for an 'outstanding' provider
Monday 20 December 2021

An 'outstanding' rating can help you retain a loyal workforce who are proud to be part of your team. We spoke to Ellen Toulson an assistant team leader and Steven Guest a support worker at City Care Partnership about what it feels like working for an 'outstanding' rated provider.

20
Dec 21
Article

2021 good news stories: part two

2021 good news stories: part two
Monday 20 December 2021

As part of our #2021Highlights campaign we're rounding up and sharing some of the good news stories that we've been sent.

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Dec 21
Article

2021 good news stories: part one

2021 good news stories: part one
Wednesday 15 December 2021

As part of our #2021Highlights campaign we're rounding up and sharing some of the good news stories that we've been sent.

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