Get involved in our work

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We work with care organisations, people who need care and support and carers, and other partners to make sure our activities reflect their needs.

Whether you are part of a large care provider, a new business expanding into social care or a person who directly employs a personal assistant, there are many opportunities where you can contribute to our on-going work.

You can get involved by taking part in research, responding to consultations, providing case study examples, commenting on draft products, co-producing new policies or agreeing to be a study site.

All our consultations and research projects are promoted in our fortnightly enewsletter. Sign up to our mailing list so you don’t miss out on new opportunities.

Current opportunities to get involved


Occupational Therapist degree standard consultation

The Occupational Therapist Trailblazer is pleased to announce that it has opened a consultation on a draft Degree Apprenticeship Standard for an Occupational Therapist. To give maximum opportunity for everyone to contribute, the consultation is available as an on-line survey at

The consultation opened on Thursday 20 July and will close at midday on Friday 8 September 2017.

Your feedback will be reviewed following the closing date and the Trailblazer will consider where amendments should be made to the draft Standard. The Standard will then be submitted to the Institute for Apprenticeships to seek approval prior to drafting the apprenticeship end point assessment plan.


A qualification for experienced Wellbeing Commissioners

We are continuing to scope and consult on the commissioning workforce’s learning and development requirements.  Our steering group are now proposing a new qualification be developed for wellbeing commissioners to validate their skills; broaden their knowledge; and allow them to explore innovative commissioning practices.

We invite you to comment on our proposals for this qualification to help us meet the needs of the Commissioning for Wellbeing workforce. 



There are no research opportunities at the moment. 

Becoming an associate

We’re looking for people or companies who can demonstrate:

  • significant experience in the social care sector
  • experience in learning and development
  • experience of managing services, teams or projects
  • knowledge of the role of Skills for Care
  • engagement with social care employers and key stakeholders.

We’d like to work with those who have a commitment to ensuring:

  • equality of opportunity within your working practice
  • involvement of people who need care and support and carer participation in project work.

For further details and an application pack, please email or call us on 0113 241 0973.

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