Skills for Care statement on APPG on Social Care report
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Care has produced a report focusing on the workforce issues in social care, calling for professionalisation of care workers.
Skills for Care Interim CEO Andy Tilden said: “Skills for Care gave evidence to the APPG on Social Care outlining the issues facing the 1.49 million strong adult social care workforce and the organisations who employ them. We are pleased our evidence has been included in this challenging report and we welcome this initiative from an all-party group of parliamentarians that recognises there is an urgent need to value and reward the efforts of the social care workforce so that social care becomes a genuine career of choice.”
New guide on how to run a sector-based work academy for PAs
This guide is for staff who work in organisations that want to run a sector-based work academy for personal assistants (PAs), for example, user led organisations.
It sets out a step by step process that you can follow to set up and run an academy, and includes tips, templates and case studies.
If you’re setting up a new academy, you should read the whole guide to get an idea about what’s expected and to inform your planning.
If you’re already involved in an academy, you can use the practical tips and templates to review and improve your programme.
Download the free online guide
Encourage EU care workers to apply for settled status
Care minister Caroline Dinenage has urged EU care workers to apply for settled status without delay. The EU Settlement Scheme has been fully open since 30 March and has just granted its one millionth person status. All EU citizens living in the UK are eligible to apply. The Home Office has created an EU Settlement Scheme employer toolkit which contains materials you can use to share information about the scheme.
See the employer toolkit
| Blogs and articles
Five tips to support staff that regularly work alone
There are lots of adult social care roles that involve staff working without close or direct supervision. In this article on The Guardian, we share tips to help managers support their staff to stay safe and healthy at work.
Read the article
Different ways to learn and develop
Having the opportunity to learn and develop helps to deliver high-quality care. Maxine Shacklady, Training Manager at Bridgewater Home Care, shares some insight into the benefits of using different types of learning and development.
Read her article