Mental Capacity in Adult Social Care: Understanding Rights and Responsibilities

Mental Capacity in Adult Social Care: Understanding Rights and Responsibilities As the global population ages, the number of people living in care services has been on the rise. With this shift, there has been a heightened focus on the topic of mental capacity within these establishments. It’s essential to understand the importance of assessing and […]

New Learning Framework to Support Those Working With LGBTQ+ People in Later Life

Skills for Care has published a new learning framework for working with LGBTQ+ people in later life. It aims to provide a base for identifying the insights, knowledge, understanding and skills that the social care workforce needs to help work affirmatively, inclusively and effectively with individuals from gender and sexually diverse communities. The framework is […]

The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism

It is free and will support providers in England to meet the new requirement set out under the Health and Care Act 2022. The training is named after Oliver McGowan. Oliver was a young man whose death shone a light on the need for health and social care staff to have better skills, knowledge and […]

What You Should Expect from a Social Care Consultancy Service

What exactly is a social care consultancy? Specialist social care consultancy supports care providers in central and local government as well as the nation’s health services. Here’s how we do it.  Help people achieve the right standards We’ll help you to respond quickly and correctly to recommendations by the CQC and local authorities, offering excellent […]

Why a Career in Social Care Can Be So Rewarding

Have you been thinking about a career in the social care sector? It can be hard work but at the same time it’s always a pleasure. Right now the sector faces an enormous challenge: to find an extra half a million dedicated staff by the year 2030, required to meet a fast-growing demand for adult […]

What Does DOLS Mean?

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If you work in the health and social care sector you will likely come across the term DoLS. But what does DoLS stand for and what does it mean? DoLS is an abbreviation for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and forms part of The Mental Capacity Act 2005. This is a law about making decisions and […]