Skills for Care

Skills for Care

Skills for Care - helping social care employers to improve their workforce.

Skills for Care ensures that England's adult social care workforce has the appropriately skilled people in the right places working to deliver high quality social care. To achieve this, we focus on the attitudes, values, skills and qualifications people need to undertake their roles.

We work closely with the 48,000-plus organisations that employ adult social care workers, together with people who use services, carers and other key partners to develop effective tools and resources that meet the workforce development needs of the sector.

Skills for Care supports employers (organisations and people who 'directly' employ PAs) develop the knowledge and skills of nearly 1.56 million workers and support the sector to plan for the future using data from our National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC).