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Skills for Care Well-led Programme

Please click on the pdfs below to view details of Skills for Care new 4 day development programme. Days are being delivered in 3 locations including Bournemouth, from October 2017. Please note bookings can only be made through Skills for Care. Well-led programme June-17 Well-led – Cohort 2 FAQs...

CQC’s next phase of regulation: consultation update

CQC’s special newsletter for providers and professionals working in adult social care   20 October 2017 In this newsletter you will find information about: our response to the second consultation on the next phase of our regulation, which was open between 12 June and 8 August 2017 changes to how we regulate adult social care services changes to registration the fit and proper persons requirement Dear colleagues Today we have published the response to our second next phase consultation. The changes set out will be implemented from 1 November 2017. I would like to reassure you that this is about evolution – not revolution. Our new approach was widely welcomed when we introduced it three years ago in 2014 but as with any new system, there will always be things that we can do to improve.  We want to build on those firm foundations by strengthening and simplifying our methodology which I hope you will find helpful. We know that for regulation to be effective it has got to work for everyone: people who use services, their families and carers; providers and their staff; commissioners and partner organisations. With our next phase of regulation we are aiming to improve the system for all by: taking a more integrated approach that allows us to be flexible and responsive to changes in care provision; streamlining our assessment frameworks and aligning them across adult social care and healthcare; targeting our approach to the areas of greatest concern and where there have been improvements through the development of our digital systems for provider information collection and monitoring; collaborating with partners to reduce duplication and...

Apprenticeship Levy – How is it working out?

The Apprenticeship Levy came into force in April 2017 but a lot of us don’t know all the details.

Whether you have an apprenticeship programme already or wish to find out more about how apprenticeships can benefit your business, this event will be of interest to you. There will be a chance to hear from a local business (to be confirmed) and Skills and Learning on the apprenticeship levy and how it is working since it was introduced earlier this year.

The South West Adult Care Summit 2017 – Skills for Care

Is your service safe?

Working together for safer services

Skills for Care working in partnership with:
•Partners in Care Bournemouth Dorset and Poole
•Cornwall Adult Health and Social Care Learning Partnership
•The Wiltshire and Swindon Care Skills Partnership
•South West ADASS
•Learn to Care

invite you to attend the second annual care summit for care providers across the South West

Free Wellbeing and Resilience Taster Day

Nourishing the front line – Free wellbeing & resilience taster day, Monday 19 June 2017 at Hazel Hill Wood

Resilience and wellbeing skills are increasingly recognised as vital to front line staff.

Wisdom Tree team is launching its 2017/18 ‘Nourishing The Front Line programme’ with a Taster day at Hazel Hill Wood for front-line workers.

Free Training

Previously training available through the Skills Support for the Workforce programme for Dorset was capped at Level 2 qualification’s. This cap has since been removed meaning all staff are now eligible, irrespective of their previous academic achievements. These funded opportunities are supported by the LEP and are for people who have not achieved their first level 3 qualification. Please click SSW SERCO Brochure v.2 for more information and a list of courses that will be funded for people working in companies within Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole. Course Timetable...

Good and Outstanding Care Guide

How do you plan for a CQC inspection?

Are you a provider looking to gain a higher rating or maintain and strengthen your good standards?

. . . . Then help is at hand.

‘Lead to Succeed’ Leadership Programme

In 2016, Skills for Care reviewed and updated the Lead to Succeed programme to reflect the changes within the sector and to align with our wider learning and development offer.

The revised Lead to Succeed programme is designed around the Manager Induction Standards and the specification for the Level 4 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management in Adult Care (Skills for Care, 2017) and will enable delegates to meet some of the learning outcomes of the MIS and start to build an evidence portfolio to develop further for their Level 4 Certificate.

Lead to Succeed can enable both aspiring and existing managers to boost their capacity to lead and manage effectively, and ensure the smooth running of adult social care services.