Get involved in our work
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.
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Current opportunities to get involved
Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future - Adult Social Care Workforce Consultation
As the delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Skills for Care is running a linked consultation building on the adult social care workforce question in the Health Education England (HEE) ‘Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future’ consultation.
We're asking for your views and evidence on a wide range of questions designed to explore what actions could be taken to address a number of workforce challenges specific to the adult social care sector. The outcomes of this linked consultation will inform the final health and care workforce strategy planned for publication in July 2018. They will also inform the content of the forthcoming DHSC Green Paper on care and support for older people. Any consultation responses already provided to HEE on adult social care will be provided to Skills for Care.
Skills for Care will collate and analyse the results of this consultation and share with DHSC and partners to inform development of the strategy and the Green Paper.
Take part in the consultation - it closes at 10:00 on Monday 09 April.
Local Government consultation - Great people for growing places: working together for the future of local government
The LGA is running a consultation on development priorities for the whole local government workforce which can be found at https://www.local.gov.uk/our-support/workforce-and-hr-support/great-people-growing-places-working-together-future-local. It is important to think about social care priorities in this wider context.
Using artificial intelligence and robotics in social care
Skills for Care has commissioned Consilium Research and Consultancy to undertake a scoping study on the emerging use of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics in social care. The study aims to:
- examine existing international literature in the context of AI and robotics and their uses in adult social care
- explore what’s currently happening in the context of AI and robotics and their uses in adult social care, focusing on the UK but including international examples
- outline workforce issues that might arise as the use of AI and robotics in adult social care begins to grow.
The research team are keen to receive relevant literature, publications and details of projects to advance the knowledge base of the use of AI and robotics in the adult social care sector.
If you’re interested in the study and/or able to contribute relevant information, contact Andy Parkinson on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07713 357386.
Alternatively please contact Liz Burtney, Project Manager - Evidence and Impact, Skills for Care on Liz.Burtney@skillsforcare.org.uk.
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 email@example.com or call us on 0113 241 0973.