This resource from Skills for Care is to support the mental health of adult social care workers.
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.
The National Care Forum (NCF) together with The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) have launched a volunteer management toolkit.
The toolkit complements existing resources by filling the gaps service managers have most frequently asked for.
It tells you:
- Where and how you can find just enough of the “right” volunteers.
- What to consider when engaging people in vulnerable circumstances as volunteers in care services.
- How to go about measuring the impact and value of volunteering with the resources that are available to you.
Click here to download the toolkit (PDF).
Finding and keeping workers is a new online recruitment and retention resource for adult social care hosted on the Skills for Care website to help care providers of all sizes with their challenges.
Information has been structured around questions from the sector and has been grouped into four key themes:
- attract more people
- take on the right people
- foster talent and increase skills
- keep your colleagues.
To find the specific resources or information most relevant to you, Skills for Care have created a central library called ‘resources to help you’. Over the coming months they will be adding further case studies and best practice to grow this library.
Click here to access this online resource, which supports the implementation of the adult social care workforce recruitment and retention strategy (2014-17).
The new finding and keeping workers online resource is just one of the tools that we have to help registered providers prepare and respond to CQC inspections. Visit skillsforcare.org.uk/nextsteps to find out more.
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.
Click here to view the PDF.
This creating dementia friendly workplaces guide for employers from the Alzheimer’s Society is designed to help them provide support for staff members with dementia. It may also be a useful resource for people living with, or affected by, dementia in the workplace.
The guide includes practical tips and examples of situations that managers can use to ensure best practice as well as to review existing approaches to supporting people living with dementia in the workplace.
Click here to view the PDF.
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.
Click here to view the PDF.
Skills for Care have produced a range of documents to help with the core skills for social care workers. The guide is made up of six digestible sections offering employers advice on how to support core skills development, information on different learning styles and practical tips that can be used in the workplace.
Click the links below to download each document in PDF format.
- Section 1 – What are core skills and why do they matter
- Section 2 – How do people learn core skills
- Section 3 – Why we can’t take core skills for granted
- Section 4 – What responsibilities do employers have for core skills
- Section 5 – What are the benefits of supporting core skills
- Section 6 – How to support core skills
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 […]
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 […]
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published guidance on sensible risk assessment in care settings. The guidance covers a range of areas such as moving and handling and falls. Click here to view this guidance.
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.
Many of us will be guilty of assuming that dementia is simply something all older people suffer from. Some of us will think that dementia means the end of a happy life and that nothing can be done to help those with it. Well, as you’ve probably guessed, these thoughts are simply not true.