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Dame Moira Gibb, Chair of the UK Sector Skills Council, Skills for Care and Development met with social care leaders and policy makers at the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) in Belfast to discuss workforce planning and skills development for social work and social care. Colum Conway, NISCC Chief…
A professor whose detailed investigation of social work education in the UK has influenced Government policymaking will now work closely with students and researchers at the University of Huddersfield. It was in 2013 that David Croisdale-Appleby - who has a highly diverse portfolio of health and social care posts in…
The NHS doesn’t have enough nurses, nor are enough being trained to meet future demand. And yet the government has confirmed it is scrapping nursing bursaries, which cover the cost of tuition fees. Instead, prospective student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals will now have to apply for a student…
Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care have launched a comprehensive new resource to support health and social care staff and educators in England who work with people living with a learning disability. The Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework sets out the essential skills…
A new learning resource which has the potential to “shake up practices” within Welsh social care services has been launched by the Care Council for Wales. 'Positive Approaches: Reducing Restrictive Practices in Social Care' aims to provide an understanding of how to work using positive and proactive approaches and reduce…
The Care Council for Wales will soon be publicising its framework with all those involved with Dementia within health and social care services in Wales, called 'Good Work: A Dementia Learning and Development Framework for Wales'. The framework is intended to support what matters most to the people of Wales,…
A survey led by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust Website (SHSCT) has identified demand and content for a Community Development Training Programme in the Professionals in Practice (PiP) Framework for Social Work. Community Development is a requirement for undergraduate social workers. The SHSCT, through a steering group comprising…
A new report by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, published today, evaluates care home provider HC-One’s Care Assistant Development Programme (CADP). The programme, which has received RCN Accreditation, consists of blended face-to-face and elearning, ongoing assessment, and mentoring support from a qualified nurse. SCIE’s independent evaluation of the programme…
Since its introduction in 2015, thousands of health and social care workers have completed the Care Certificate. Designed with the Cavendish Review in mind, it comprises 15 standards to which staff must adhere when carrying out their roles. Traditionally, fitting training into already busy schedules has been a challenge; on-site…
Back in 2009, Iriss worked with Stonewall Scotland to develop an online good practice guide - LGBT people and public services - which gives an introduction to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality issues. In March 2016, Stonewall got in touch to ask if we would update and refresh the…
The National Skills Academy (NSA) for Health has announced a further six healthcare organisations and training providers have successfully achieved the Skills for Health Quality Mark. Administered by the NSA for Health, the Quality Mark defines and endorses superior delivery of learning and training that healthcare employers need for a…
On the week the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 comes into force, a series of new resources has been added to the Care Council for Wales' Information & Learning Hub. They include the first materials for the fifth core training module, Assessing and Meeting the Needs of Individuals…
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