Workplace policy to improve health and wellbeing of employees

This guideline makes recommendations on improving the health and wellbeing of employees, with a particular focus on organisational culture and context, and the role of line managers.

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Supporting people with dementia and other conditions

This supporting people with dementia and other conditions case study-based guide from Skills for Care is to support the social care workforce working with people with dementia who have other conditions.

It is specifically aimed at leaders and managers working in services for people with dementia, and will help colleagues to develop their teams who are supporting people living with dementia when they also live with other conditions such as a disability or a sensory impairment.

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People performance management toolkit for care

People performance management toolkit for care

People performance management (PPM) matters and how well we do it has a huge impact on the quality of care that people who use our services receive.

This People performance management toolkit is for line managers in health and social care and aims to encourage and enable good PPM in practice.

The principles of PPM in any care setting are the same, but the context may differ. This resource is intended for your organisation regardless of whether it is small or large, and whether it is commercial, voluntary sector, local authority or NHS.

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Personalised Management

Personalised Management

In this article we look at Personalised Management. Sam Sly is a registered social worker with 25 years of extensive experience working in regulation, health and social care as a field worker, commissioner and provider and she gives us an overview of her knowledge in this important subject.

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The Leadership Qualities Framework

The National Skills Academy for Social Care Leadership Qualities Framework is a one-stop shop for developing yourself, strengthening and differentiating your organisation and providing better services.

The LQF is necessary because many people working in, or involved with, social care, know in theory (or from their own experience) that good leadership is fundamental to good quality, but find it difficult in practice to articulate what it means, either for themselves or their organisation.

The LQF:

  • is grounded in everyday practice and behaviours and underpinned by personalisation and co-production
  • describes, in a clear and accessible way, what good leadership looks like in different settings and situations
  • illustrates the attitudes and behaviours needed for high quality leadership at every level of the sector
  • is for everyone in social care – private or not-for-profit sector service providers, large and small organisations, residential and home care providers, local authorities, personal employers and anyone working in the sector, at any level
  • goes beyond social care, mirroring the NHS Leadership Framework so that it can be applied in integrated services.

PDF Download: https://www.nsasocialcare.co.uk/system/resources/BAhbBlsHOgZmSSIoMjAxMy8wMi8yMi8xMF8zNF8yNF80MDlfTlNBX0xRRi5wZGYGOgZFVA/NSA-LQF.pdf

App: https://www.nsasocialcare.co.uk/about-us/leadership-qualities-framework/app

  • The Care Certificate Workbook Downloads

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