Useful links

This is the official website for Skills for Care, an organization in the United Kingdom that focuses on improving the quality of adult social care services and the experiences of those who use them.

The website provides a range of resources and support for individuals and organizations in the adult social care sector, including information on training and qualifications, workforce development, recruitment and retention, and standards and regulations. It also contains news and events related to the adult social care sector in the UK, as well as research and publications on various aspects of social care practice.

If you are a care provider working across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland or any part of the care sector the Providing Care website provides up-to-date information on local and national guidance, latest news, events, and training opportunities; it is a valuable resource tool for a wide range of health and social care topics offering advice, guidance and practical information and can be accessed from a mobile device or laptop.

This is the official website for the Care Quality Commission (CQC), an independent regulator of health and social care services in England. The website provides information on the CQC’s role in ensuring that health and social care services in England are safe, effective, and of high quality. The website contains resources for providers of health and social care services, including guidance on registration, inspection, and ratings. It also provides information for the public on how to find and choose care services, as well as how to raise concerns or make a complaint about a care service.

Additionally, the website contains news and publications related to health and social care in England, as well as information on the CQC’s research and policies.

This is a resource for people interested in working in the adult social care sector. The website provides information on the different types of roles available in the sector, the skills and qualities required for these roles, and the training and qualifications needed to pursue a career in social care. It also contains stories from people who work in social care, as well as information on job vacancies and how to apply for them.

The website aims to inspire people to consider a career in social care and to provide support and guidance for those who are interested in pursuing this career path.

This is the official website for the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD), a national charity in the UK that provides training, research, and consultancy services to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities. The website contains information on BILD’s services, including training and qualifications for professionals who work with people with learning disabilities, as well as research and publications on topics related to learning disabilities, such as mental health, autism, and inclusion.

The website also provides resources for people with learning disabilities and their families, including guidance on advocacy, employment, and independent living. Additionally, the website contains news and events related to learning disabilities in the UK, as well as information on how to get involved with BILD and support its work.

This is a great resource for social care providers in England who are interested in using technology to improve their services. The website provides information on digital technology solutions that can support social care, including telehealth, telecare, electronic care management systems, and assistive technology. It also offers guidance on how to implement these technologies in a social care setting, as well as case studies and examples of how other providers have successfully integrated technology into their services. Additionally, the website contains information on cybersecurity and data protection, as well as news and events related to digital technology in social care. The website is supported by the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS Digital, and other national organizations in England.

The official website for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), an executive non-departmental public body in the UK that provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. The website contains guidance and standards for health and social care professionals in the UK, as well as information on NICE’s role in promoting best practice and evidence-based healthcare. The website also offers information for patients and the public on various health conditions and treatments, including guidelines on the diagnosis and management of specific illnesses. Additionally, the website contains news and publications related to health and social care in the UK, as well as information on how to get involved with NICE and contribute to its work.

The Outstanding Society was formed by a small group of providers who had at the time all recently achieved ‘Outstanding’ ratings following the introduction of the CQC inspection standard ratings in 2014. There was a general consensus between these groups that it would be beneficial to the adult social care sector if services were able to share their expertise with other providers, and support the driving up of quality across the whole of England.

An online database of research, reports, and resources related to social care in the UK. The database is managed by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), an independent charity that provides knowledge and resources to improve social care in the UK. The website provides access to a wide range of social care resources, including research reports, policy documents, best practice guidelines, and training materials. The resources cover a variety of topics related to social care, such as adult safeguarding, dementia care, mental health, and social work. The website is designed for social care practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, and students, as well as members of the public who are interested in social care issues. It is searchable by topic, author, and keyword, and many of the resources are available for free.

The videos on the website cover a wide range of topics related to social care, such as dementia care, mental health, child protection, and adult safeguarding. The videos are designed for social care practitioners, carers, and students, as well as members of the public who are interested in social care issues. The website also offers a range of training resources and guidance for using the videos in training and educational contexts. The overall aim of Social Care TV is to improve social care outcomes by providing engaging and informative resources for practitioners and others working in the field.

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