FREE Skills for Care Events: Workforce issues for those working on housing with care and support

Dear Colleague,

I am writing to invite you to become involved in Skills for Care’s work programme addressing the workforce issues for those working on housing with care and support. This includes work with Sheltered Housing and Extra Care employers.  

The focus on the critical role of housing within the Care Act, and the on-going emphasis on integration and personalised services mean that we have worked to develop and extend our offer to ensure it is appropriate and relevant to those providing housing with care and support services. You may be interested to see some of the work we have already undertaken in this area; Bringing Care Home and our work around New and Emerging Job Roles.

To this end, we are holding a series of workshops through the Autumn months, aimed at employers in Housing with Care and Support services. These will be free and offer a chance to explore what Skills for Care have to support your workforce as well as network with other local employers. These are;

15 October 2015 – 10.30 - 15.30 - SfC London offices - Lynton House, 4th Floor, 7-12 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LT

17 November 2015 – 10.30 – 15.30 - Durham County Cricket Club – Riverside, Chester-le-street, County Durham, DH3 3QR

26 November 2015 – 10.30 – 15.30 - Somerset County Cricket Club – The County Ground, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JT

3 December 2015 – 10.00 – 12.30 – Cambridge  - Back Lane, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6BW

9 December 2015 – 10.30 – 15.30 – BVSC the centre for voluntary action  - 138 Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 6DR 

13 January 2016 – 10.30 -15.30 – Farington Lodge, Stanifield Lane, Farington, Preston, Lancashire, PR25 4QR

18 January 2016 - 10.30 - 15:30 - SFC London Offices - Lynton House, 4th Floor, 7-12 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LT

You can book on to one of these events here. For more information please email

I hope you can attend one of these events or pass this offer onto your colleagues. I look forward to meeting you at one of these events later this year,

Diane Buddery

Project Manager – Policy

Skills for Care

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