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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.

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Our local experts

Our local area teams provide information on our tools, offer tailored support and can put you in touch with local networks, initiatives, and opportunities.


Skills for Care is the sector’s leading source of workforce intelligence. Our analysts provide expert insight into the adult social care sector and its workforce. 


Our business plan 2017/18 outlines the activities we’ll undertake from April 2017 - March 2018.

It builds on our unique expertise and proven track record for leadership and workforce development in adult social care. 

We developed the plan based on the key priorities and challenges faced by the sector in the coming years.

Our business plan is built around the following key areas:

  • improving recruitment and retention
  • integration and workforce development.