Skills for Care COVID-19 advice line

May 4, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Skills for Care has launched a new advice line to support the sector’s 20,000 registered managers and other frontline managers.

The advice line will offer bespoke advice to registered and front-line managers who are managing CQC regulated adult social care services, helping them to access the latest information, resources, funding, online learning and other opportunities, both from Skills for Care and other agencies.

It is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday on 0113 241 1260.

Chief Executive of Skills for Care, Oonagh Smyth says, 'We know that registered managers are leading the fight against COVID-19, and their feedback was they wanted a one stop advice line to help them make sense of all the information being produced.

'We also know there is a huge amount of information out there so we are offering a place where hard-pressed managers can ring in and find out what will work best for their service.'

Find out more about the Skills for Care COVID-19 advice line.

This is just one of a range of support options Skills for Care has developed for managers. Other support includes a series of 30-minute webinars on a range of topics, such as essential training, human resources supported by ACAS, attracting workers, using digital technology and motivating staff.

Local networks for registered managers are still running virtually, so managers can stay in touch and offer peer led support, meanwhile the registered manager members’ Facebook group is now open to all registered managers and other front-line managers in similar roles.

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