Skills for Care Update

Dear colleagues,

A few updates and notices from Skills for Care


Nominations for the annual Accolades are being welcomed! Please see the attached flyer. The closing date for entries is Thursday 24 September 2015.

Care Certificate


How to identify dementia<> - this leaflet is aimed at all social care staff and explains the importance of making a diagnosis for dementia, what to look out for that could mean someone has dementia and what staff need to do in order to help those individuals.

I Care… Ambassadors

Meet I Care…Ambassador videos<> - we have produced a suite of videos which share the experiences of some of our I Care…Ambassadors. Each ambassador tells their own story, giving an honest insight into their day to day role as a frontline care worker, opportunities for personal development and the rewards of working in adult social care. These videos can be used by employers to support the recruitment of I Care…Ambassadors and can be used by locality managers as part of their discussions with employers who are considering which of their staff could deliver ambassador activity. The videos are supported by three written case studies (available on the webpage). Printed copies of these case studies are available.

Specialist training for social care leaders and managers

Applications are now open for the Top Leaders<> and New Directors<> programmes, which were specially designed to help those in the highest positions in social care to recognise and utilise their strategic ability, expand their knowledge and enhance their networking ability. Applications close on 25 September. For more information, please contact<>.

Mental Capacity Act

a one-day workshop template is available to help plan and deliver Mental Capacity Act awareness training and discussions, drawing on some freely available videos and learning materials. The workshop template and Mental Capacity Act (2005) training documents are both accessible from the ‘learning materials’ section of Skills for Care’s Learn from Others<> website.

Margaret Sharpe

Locality Manager (London and South East)

Kent and Medway

My working days are Monday to Thursday

Skills for Care

D: 020 8852 9915 M: 07989 355886

w:<> | Lynton House, 4th Floor, 7-12 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LT

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