These can be found below (click link to open PDF):
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 […]
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.