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Apr 14

Health and social care leaders pledge for more activity in care homes

Health and social care leaders pledge for more activity in care homes

Leaders from health and social care pledged to improve quality of life in care homes at a summit opened yesterday by The Princess Royal, Patron of the College of Occupational Therapists at the Skills for Care London offices.

Date: Wednesday 16 April 2014
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Apr 14

New guide for commissioners and employers seeking to minimise the use of restrictive practices in social care and health released

New guide for commissioners and employers seeking to minimise the use of restrictive practices in social care and health released

Skills for Care and Skills for Health have released 'A positive and proactive workforce - A guide to workforce development for commissioners and employers seeking to minimise the use of restrictive practices in social care and health.'

Date: Thursday 3 April 2014
28
Mar 14

The Westminster Society for people with learning disabilities are Skills for Care Accolades Winner of Winners

Skills for Care hosted their annual Accolades awards honouring the best employers in adult social care. The Westminster Society for people with learning disabilities took home the coveted Winners of Winners trophy at the ceremony.

Date: Friday 28 March 2014
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Mar 14

New common core principles to support good mental health and wellbeing launched at Skills for Care conference

New common core principles to support good mental health and wellbeing launched at Skills for Care conference

New Common core principles to support good mental health and wellbeing in adult social care were launched today by the Minister of State for Care and Support, Norman Lamb MP at Skills for Care's national conference in Birmingham.

Date: Thursday 27 March 2014
26
Mar 14

New strategy launched to help social care workers use technology

New strategy launched to help social care workers use technology

Skills for Care is backing a new strategy that aims to help adult social care employers support 1.5 million workers to use Electronic Assistive Technology (eAT) in their work.

Date: Wednesday 26 March 2014
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