• Launch of Care Friends

    Skills for Care have partnered with Care Friends, an innovative employee referral app, that aims to boost the number of quality social care candidates by using recommendations from the sector’s own workforce.  

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  • Infection Control Fund – Guidance for Providers – June 2020


    The Infection Control Fund is the latest Government Funding to help our sector mange the impact of Covid-19. £600m has been made available nationally and it will be paid via Local Authorities. This fund is in addition to the £3.2 bn that the Government has previously made available to Local Authorities. Essex will receive £16m in total

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  • New mental health resources and advice from ACAS

    ACAS have recently released new advice and resources for employers, managers and employees on managing mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic:

    View mental health resources

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  • Skills for Care - Webinars -

    Skills for Care webinars are continuing to support the social care sector on a range of topics, offering employers the opportunity to digest important information and new ways of working in these unprecedented times.  

    Their 30-minute webinars are recorded live and hosted on the Skills for Care website.

    The webinars taking place next week feature collaborations with O2 and NICE. If you’d like to join, please register using the link below. If you have any questions on a topic that you’d like to see raised during the webinar, please email

    Tuesday 19 May 2020, 14:00 – 14:30

    Cyber Security – Secure mobile working


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  • The Coronavirus National Testing Programme

    Whole home testing for care home staff and residents

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