Supporting you over the festive season
The winter months and Christmas holiday can bring lots of enjoyment to your service and can also bring some challenges. We’ve brought together eight of our ‘must-have’ products to support adult social care employers this festive season. From planning meaningful activities to contingency planning for travel disruption and sickness, they include lots of practical tips and advice to help you plan for the next few months. The campaign will launch next week – keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook accounts to find out more, including free giveaways.
Funding for the Level 5 Certificate in Fundamental Knowledge in Commissioning for Wellbeing (RQF)
Funding is available from the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) towards the cost of local authority employees completing the Level 5 Certificate in Fundamental Knowledge in Commissioning for Wellbeing (RQF). The closing date for applications has now been extended to 17:00 on 31 December 2019 and claims must be made by 17:00 on 31 December 2020. The amount of funding has also been increased to £1,300 (from £750).
to access the updated guidance and application form.
Updated guide to arranging and paying for training in PBS
We’ve updated this guide for people involved in designing, delivering and/or commissioning positive behavioural support (PBS) training in adult social care organisations. It explains what workers need to know to deliver high-quality PBS, outlines standards for PBS training and gives you tips about commissioning and/or designing PBS training. The learning in the guide will help you to arrange training that meets the needs of the people you support, your staff and your service. Download the free guide here
us for a printed copy (limited copies available).
Welcome to St. John’s School and College registered managers
We’d like to welcome registered managers from St. John’s School and College who recently became registered manager members of Skills for Care. They’re demonstrating a fantastic commitment to developing and investing in their managers, their services, staff and the quality of care provided.
Membership supports managers with exclusive and discounted resources and an opportunity to join a growing community of thousands of managers. It costs only £35 per year or organisations can benefit from a 10% discount for buying 10 or more memberships.
Find out more about the benefits of membership here
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to talk about buying membership for your managers.
| Blogs and articles
Recruiting the right people campaign roundup
During October and November we’ve been focusing on recruiting the right people. We’ve highlighted key themes such as how you can utilise the When you care, every day makes a difference
campaign to attract people to your vacancies, the benefits of using a values-based approach to recruitment and tips to help you recruit the right people through the application and selection process.
Read our campaign round-up article here
Creating a positive recruitment and retention culture with I Care…Ambassadors
Angela Hine, Registered Manager at The Rectory, a residential care home that supports person-centred care for people living with dementia, talks about how joining the I Care...Ambassador
initiative has been valuable in supporting both the recruitment and retention of staff.
Read the blog here
Right at Home (Derby): Getting the right match through the application process
Read our case study
from Accolades 2019 winner Right at Home (Derby) who changed their application process to become more values-based and achieved excellent results.