Who are Skills for Care?

Skills for Care helps create a well-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce.

We’re a trusted independent charity with over 18 years’ experience in workforce development, working as a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care. We also work closely with related services such as health and housing.

Our practical support helps leaders and managers recruit, develop and lead their staff, retaining them from entry level right through to senior leadership and management roles.

Why work with us?

Skills for Care is a great place to work. We have been awarded the silver accreditation for the Investors In People award.

Without our employees, we’d be unable to support the adult social care sector to deliver high quality care.

Our employees say they love the constant challenges of working for Skills for Care, developing resources that really make a difference to people working in our sector.

We ensure our staff are supported, motivated and feel part of our organisation and provide them with opportunities to develop and grow. These development opportunities include our own mentoring programme and knowledge sessions run by our CEO.

We have opportunities based at one of our two offices in Leeds (head office) and London, as well as a number of mobile roles across England.

We are committed to a positive approach towards employing people with a disability and will seek to make reasonable adjustments to its working arrangements wherever possible to accommodate the needs of a disabled job applicant or employee.

Skills for Care is a Disability Confident Employer and will interview all people with a disability that meet the minimum essential criteria for the position.

What we do

Skills for Care supports adult social care employers to deliver what the people they support need and what commissioners and regulators expect. We do this by helping employers get the best from their most valuable resource - their people.

Our practical support helps leaders and managers recruit, develop and lead their staff, retaining them from entry level right through to senior leadership and management roles.

We're the organisation for registered managers, supporting them to develop best practice, keep up-to-date and share ideas with like-minded managers.