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Take a look at through our blogs and articles where you'll find top tips, insights from others working in the sector, and round-ups of our key resources.

If you’d be interested in writing a blog or being interviewed for one our pieces please email catriona.mcgale@skillsforcare.org.uk.

 


What a good induction as personal assistant looks like to me

08 Aug 2022 Andrew Meadows

Personal Assistant Andrew Meadows discusses the effective induction he was given for his role and his tips for onboarding new personal assistants. read more

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08 Aug 2022 Andrew Meadows

Andrew Meadows BW

Personal Assistant Andrew Meadows discusses the effective induction he was given for his role and his tips for onboarding new personal assistants. read more

Recruitment

Retention

Workforce development

Individual employers

Surrey care home residents bury time capsule to provide a living history to future generations

05 Aug 2022 Skills for Care

At Redcot, Friends of the Elderly’s residential care home in Surrey, the residents have been commemorating the last few unprecedented years by burying…read more

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05 Aug 2022 Skills for Care

time capsule bw

At Redcot, Friends of the Elderly’s residential care home in Surrey, the residents have been commemorating the last few unprecedented years by burying…read more

How this training provider is helping to support apprenticeships for a diverse workforce

04 Aug 2022 Skills for Care

Training provider Access Skills has received award nominations over the past two years for their support for apprentices from diverse backgrounds. The…read more

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04 Aug 2022 Skills for Care

access skills (2)

Training provider Access Skills has received award nominations over the past two years for their support for apprentices from diverse backgrounds. The…read more

Culture and diversity

Workforce development

Apprenticeships

Please don’t go! Why the first 90 days of employment are so important

02 Aug 2022 Neil Eastwood

Neil Eastwood, CEO of Care Friends and author of ‘Saving social care’, gives his perspective on why efforts to reduce staff turnover in the first 12 w…read more

Neil-Eastwood

02 Aug 2022 Neil Eastwood

Neil-Eastwood

Neil Eastwood, CEO of Care Friends and author of ‘Saving social care’, gives his perspective on why efforts to reduce staff turnover in the first 12 w…read more

Recruitment

Retention

Future Directions’ ‘Fun time Friday’ provides fun and reduces anxiety for people they support

29 Jul 2022 Skills for Care

Future Directions provide live music, jokes and dancing every Friday with their ‘Fun time Friday’. read more

fun time friday

29 Jul 2022 Skills for Care

fun time friday

Future Directions provide live music, jokes and dancing every Friday with their ‘Fun time Friday’. read more

Good news story

Learning disabilities and autism

Wellbeing

Involving people who draw on care and support in recruitment

28 Jul 2022 Marie Lovell, Hazel Griffiths and Gary Stark

What does it mean to include people with lived experience in the recruitment process and why is it important? Marie Lovell, Hazel Griffiths and Gary S…read more

involving people with lived experience

28 Jul 2022 Marie Lovell, Hazel Griffiths and Gary Stark

involving people with lived experience

What does it mean to include people with lived experience in the recruitment process and why is it important? Marie Lovell, Hazel Griffiths and Gary S…read more

Recruitment

Learning disabilities and autism

Culture and diversity

How international recruitment can support the social care sector

27 Jul 2022 Jeanine Willoughby

Jeanine Willoughby and Amanda Ashworth, project managers for workforce capacity and transformation at Skills for Care, look at how recruiting from ove…read more

Jeanine

27 Jul 2022 Jeanine Willoughby

Jeanine

Jeanine Willoughby and Amanda Ashworth, project managers for workforce capacity and transformation at Skills for Care, look at how recruiting from ove…read more

Recruitment

Policy

Update - Our pledge supporting full and equal contribution at events from people who draw on social care

26 Jul 2022 Oonagh Smyth

Our CEO Oonagh Smyth looks at what we have been doing to make good on our pledge to ask organisers of events to ensure full and equal contribution fro…read more

Photo of Oonagh Smyth

26 Jul 2022 Oonagh Smyth

Photo of Oonagh Smyth

Our CEO Oonagh Smyth looks at what we have been doing to make good on our pledge to ask organisers of events to ensure full and equal contribution fro…read more

Skills for Care

Complete Care West Yorkshire take on race for life

22 Jul 2022 Skills for Care

Yorkshire-based care provider Complete Care West Yorkshire recently experienced success at their local race for life, raising money for charity. read more

Complete Care West Yorkshire at Race for Life

22 Jul 2022 Skills for Care

Complete Care West Yorkshire at Race for Life

Yorkshire-based care provider Complete Care West Yorkshire recently experienced success at their local race for life, raising money for charity. read more

Good news story

How we recruit nurses and nursing associates in social care

21 Jul 2022 Dr Paula du Rand

Paula du Rand, Registered Manager at Kineton Manor Nursing Home discusses the recruitment process they use for finding and keeping nurses and nursing …read more

Paula nurses

21 Jul 2022 Dr Paula du Rand

Paula nurses

Paula du Rand, Registered Manager at Kineton Manor Nursing Home discusses the recruitment process they use for finding and keeping nurses and nursing …read more

Culture and diversity

Nursing

Recruitment