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Skills for Health have announced the launch of the 'Skills Platform', creating the UK’s first dedicated online marketplace for training and personal development within the health and charity sectors. Funded by the UK Commission for Employment & Skills (UKCES), it was developed to offer practical advice and guidance on how…
The National Skills Academy for Health has launched a Dementia Resource Library for healthcare professionals who work with people with dementia and their carers. The Library contains hundreds of resources that have been collated from across the sector including articles, reports, videos, e-learning modules, webinar recordings and practical tools. Among…
The University of Ulster is providing a series of free seminars during 2014-15 to share research, teaching and organisation development learning to support social work and allied human service professions. The 'Decisions, Assessment, Risk and Evidence Studies in Social Work' series will include the following topics: professional judgement and shared…
The National Skills Academy for Social Care are currently recruiting for new Taster Sessions and the Open Access programme for Lead to Succeed, the first national training programme for care service managers. The programme has been designed to develop the leadership and managerial behaviours of Operational Leaders working in any…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have produced a range of new resources to support effective supervision. The resources explain what supervision is and offer four models of supervision: One-to-one supervision - widely used and the supervisor is usually the supervisee’s line manager. Group supervision - led by a facilitator…
The Care Council for Wales will receive £10m funding from the Welsh Government in 2014-15 to regulate the social care workforce and ensure workers receive appropriate training and qualifications, Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas has announced. The Deputy Minister set out her requirements in a letter to the…
The College of Social Work (TCSW) has today released additional guidance on professional capabilities for social workers to support high professional standards and best practice in fostering and adoption. The statements, to be used in conjunction with TCSW’s Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF), are an important tool for social workers to…
Throughout 2014/2015 the Northern Irish Social Care Council (NISCC) will be hosting a series of free lunchtime seminars highlighting new initiatives, new research and outcomes from reviews that are relevant to social work and social care. The first seminar ‘Understanding and Tackling Chronic Neglect in Children’ will be presented by…
We are currently in the age of digital technology, an age where we’re presented with many opportunities to connect to events, resources and people virtually. One way in which a lot of people do this is to join online membership clubs. Virtual career development clubs are a particularly popular type…
Over 10,000 registrants and signatories have now created a MyCareCouncil account, according to figures released by the Care Council for Wales. MyCareCouncil aims to lessen the bureaucracy of registration making it easier for applicants to cut through the red tape. Although MyCareCouncil has been running for a year and is…
A series of in-depth Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) reports aimed at “upskilling” the healthcare workforce in Wales, have been published today (5th February 2014) by Skills for Health, as part of the Sector Priorities Fund Pilot (SPFP) programme. The publication of these reports comes in the wake of the 10…
Recruitment is now open for the University of Ulster/Reminiscence Network NI Post Qualifying Social Work Specialist Award Module: Reminiscence, Life Story Work and Life Review: Narrative methods, theory and application across the life cycle. One of the major principles in Transforming Your Care is promoting independence and personalisation of care.…
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