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The National Skills Academy for Social Care has now merged with Skills for Care, to maximise the impact of our combined knowledge and expertise. 

A press release about the merger can be found here

Our aim:

We aim to embed leadership at all levels in the sector, and so to transform the quality of care that is provided to service users. 

At the Skills Academy we believe that the Leadership Qualities Framework is the catalyst required to create this new culture.

Apple And AndroidLQF App

We have launched our new app for the Leadership Qualities Framework

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Wsuk PartnerUK Partner
of the Year!

The National Skills Academy for Social Care has been named WorldSkills UK Organising
Partner of the Year for 2013.

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What we offer:

We help employers increase staff skills, give employees ways to improve their own skills, endorse quality training and work with commissioners on best practice.

Leadership and Management training programmes:

Improved leadership and management skills are critical in helping the social care sector deliver better care in the current economic climate.

We place the person-centred values of social care at the heart of our leadership and management training, whether for front-line staff or senior leaders.

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By becoming a member you are joining an organisation dedicated to promoting excellence and leadership throughout the sector

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The Front-Line Leaders programme is filling a hole in the market that we and other social care providers knew was there, but didn’t know how to fill.

Bill Mumford - Managing Director of MacIntyre, a national learning disability services provider

Upcoming Events

Skills for Care's Annual Conference 2015

Leadership, learning and development: creating world-class teams and leaders
At a time of substantial reform in both social care and health, this timely conference will focus on how a skilled, knowledgeable and well-led workforce can meet the challenges ahead.

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Social Care Showcase 2015

The date has now been set for the Social Care Showcase for 2015 - Don’t forget to book your place at the event of the year!

A Free*conference and exhibition for adult social care owners, chief executives, managers, senior staff and professionals across Sussex, Surrey, Brighton & Hove. The 2015 event will be hosted at Brighton Racecourse.

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Latest News Stories

Anne Child collects MBE

Avante Care and Supports Head of Pharmaceutical Care and Clinical Standards collected an MBE award on Friday 13th February, for past services to dementia.

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