HIV guide for care providers

HIV guide for care providers

This HIV guide for care providers from the National AIDS Trust (NAT) is intended for care workers and people who commission, manage or deliver residential or domiciliary care.

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Domiciliary Care Toolkit App

Domiciliary Care Toolkit App

This Domiciliary Care Toolkit App is a free resource which aims to support required workplace training.

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Better domiciliary care for people with dementia

Better domiciliary care for people with dementia

This better domiciliary care for people with dementia guide has been commissioned by the Department of Health. It is aimed at leaders and managers working in domiciliary services that are providing care and support to people with dementia. The guide supports leaders and managers in developing their workforce to enable them to provide the highest quality of care in home care services.

The good practice guide has been compiled by Skills for Care, working closely with social care employers and key partners across England. The guide is developed for our sector, by our sector so we are confident that the information, advice and guidance contained within the guide will support the development of your team.

The guide supports managers to undertake values based recruitment of home care staff, ensuring they are motivated, and supporting staff who are working with people with dementia whose behaviour may challenge.

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Homecare providers delivering the Care Certificate guidance

Care Certificate HomecareSkills for Care have worked with the United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA) to put together a guidance document and case study for home care providers delivering the Care Certificate.

These can be found below (click link to open PDF):

Nutrition for Older People at Home Video

This Nutrition for Older People at Home video from SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) highlights the importance of good nutrition and hydration for older people living in their own homes.

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Parkinson’s guide for home care workers

Parkinson's guide for home care workers

This Parkinson’s guide for home care workers provides a wealth of information.

It looks at the symptoms of Parkinson’s, treatments available and the potential side effects of these treatments.

This booklet looks at the symptoms of Parkinson’s, the treatments available for the condition and the potential side effects of these treatments. It also suggests actions you can take to help make sure that every person with Parkinson’s receives the best care possible.

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Guidance on human rights for home care commssioners

This guide aims to help local authority elected members and staff who are involved in the commissioning and procurement of home care better understand their obligations under the Human Rights Act 1998 (the HRA). It is also relevant to others who have an interest in home care, including care providers, regulators, service users, their friends and families.


  • The Care Certificate Workbook Downloads

    by on 27/03/2015 - 0 Comments

    The Care Certificate Workbook from Skills for Care is a free downloadable resource aimed at supporting the training process and helping employers and their new health and social care workers to cover parts of the Care Certificate. The Care Certificate Workbook has been produced following the piloting of the Care Certificate, which indicated employers would […]

  • Communicating with people with a learning disability

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    This communicating with people with a learning disability guide from Mencap is designed to provide a brief introduction to communication, and the problems faced by someone with a learning disability. It also contains tips on how you can be a better communicator, and how you can help someone with a learning disability to get their […]

  • Social Care TV - Free resource for learning in social care

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    Social Care TV is a large library of videos on social care, covering adults and young people services, it is run by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).  It is free to access and focuses on the English care system but can used across the United Kingdom.  All the films on Social Care TV […]

  • CCTV in Care Homes - CQC Guidance

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    The CQC (Care Quality Commission) has produced guidance on using CCTV in Care Homes.  It sets out some of the key points that you need to consider when using hidden or visible surveillance.  The guide covers consent, safety, informing people and provides sources of support for you. Click here to download the PDF.

  • Dignity Action Day 2015 Resource Packs

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    The national Dignity in Care website has published updated their resource packs for Dignity Action Day 2015 which will be held on the 1st February 2015. The packs contain suggestions for events, activity resources and templates for newsletters. Click here to view the resource packs Click here for a list of events that will be […]