Skills for Care

Skills for Care

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About Skills for Care


Skills for Care ensures that England's adult social care workforce has the appropriately skilled people in the right places, working to deliver high quality social care. To achieve this, we focus on the attitudes, values, skills and qualifications people need to undertake their roles.

We work closely with the 48,000-plus organisations that employ adult social care workers, together with people who use services, carers and other key partners to develop effective tools and resources that meet the workforce development needs of the sector.

We raise the profile of the adult social care sector by:

  • encouraging our apprentice employer champions to talk to other employers about how social care Apprenticeships are a positive way to develop long term careers in adult social care
  • celebrating and sharing the very best practice from the very best adult social care employers through our Accolades awards
  • encouraging people to take up rewarding careers in adult social care 


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