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):

Culture for Care Toolkit Online

05/02/2015 Workforce

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Skills for Care have released an online version of their Culture for Care toolkit.  This resource is to help organisations promote a positive workplace culture, it contains a range of activities, self assessment tool and example scenarios to help you embed a positive workplace culture.

Click here to access the Culture for Care toolkit.

Practical approaches to workforce planning for social care

01/10/2014 Workforce

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Skills for Care Workforce Planning Guide for Adult Social CareSkills for Care have produced a guide “Practical approaches to workforce planning for social care” to support workforce planning processes and plans for adult social care support services.

Workforce planning is an essential part of ensuring that you have the right people with the right knowledge, skills, values and experience providing the care and support your business offers.

The guide has been developed and tested in partnership with employers. It offers a clear way to develop your workforce plan. It will also help you to anticipate how your workforce needs to change and develop as new business opportunities present themselves. There is also an accompanying workbook to support this process.

Click here to download the PDF.

Dementia and carers: workers’ resource

28/06/2013 Dementia

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Dementia and carers is a brief guide from Skills for Care for workers & carers together. It outlines the main areas of knowledge that a care worker supporting a person with dementia and their family or friends carers should have.

Published jointly by Skills for Care and Dementia UK, it addresses recognising the signs of dementia, support when there is a diagnosis, social care assessments for both the person with dementia and the carer, living independently as dementia advances, and legal and financial issues care workers need to know about.

Click here to download the PDF.

  • 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 […]

  • Sensible Risk Assessment in Care Settings

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    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.

  • 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 […]

  • Advance Planning for People with Bipolar Disorder Guide

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    This free Advanced Planning for People with Bipolar Disorder guide has been developed by NHS and university partners and is based on extensive research involving people with Bipolar Disorder. We feel it has huge potential to support people with Bipolar Disorder by helping them to retain control as well as protect their welfare, property and […]

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

    by on 13/08/2014 - 0 Comments

    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 […]