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Established in 2001, Skills for Care is the strategic workforce development and planning body for adult social care in England. They work with employers, Government, and partners to ensure social care has the right people, skills, and support required to deliver the highest quality care and support, now and in the future.

Skills for Care have lots of resources that can help support you in your career development, please visit Think Care Careers https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Careers-in-care/Think-Care-Careers.aspx for more information.

 

If you've never worked in social care before you can take a quiz to you decide if a career in care is for you, a copy of the quiz can be downloaded here

https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Documents/Recruitment-and-retention/Careers-in-care/Think-social-care.pdf 

 

The Made with Care recruitment campaign also has lots of information to help you on your journey https://www.adultsocialcare.co.uk/recruit.aspx

Want to hear from some real staff and their experience in care? Check out some of their stories here https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Careers-in-care/job-roles/Job-roles-in-social-care.aspx  

If you'd like further support before applying for a job, the Step into Care Programme can help with providing you with the initial skills needed to pursue a career in care https://gmcareershub.nhs.uk/learners/step-into-care

Find out more about the different roles and requirements in social care along with career opportunities here https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Documents/Recruitment-and-retention/Careers-in-care/Job-roles-in-social-care.pdf