Fully Funded Half-Day Seminars

Skills for Care is hosting some fully funded half-day seminars to help social care employers get started with Values and Behaviours Recruitment. – York 17th January 2018 – Doncaster 8th March 2018

Sharing Resources and Learning to support indivudual employers in their role:

If you support individuals who employ their own care through a direct payment, personal health budget or with their own money, come along to this free to event to find out more about you can support individual employers.

The next events scheduled are:

Yorkshire and Humber Supporting the support organisations: sharing resources and learning to support individual employers in their role Book your place.

Wednesday 7 February 2018, Mercure Fairfield Manor,York .

North East Supporting the support organisations: sharing resources to support individual employers Book your place.

Thursday 1st March 2018, The Durham Centre, Durham.

NHS Digital – ‘Opt out’ Fact finding workshop

You are invited to take part in a half day fact finding workshop to support this planning work.  Your input is vital to ensure the


Latest Recruitment Event Calendar

The Latest Recruitment Event’s are now scheduled to take place up until 30th November 2017.

For further information please click here….

York Apprenticeship Graduation & Awards Ceremony 2017

Last call for nominations for outstanding apprentices

This year’s city-wide ceremony will take place on 8 November, 7.15 – 9pm at the Grand Opera House (flyer attached).

If you have new recruits or existing staff who will have completed an apprenticeship qualification before November, they are eligible to register and attend with their friends and family to receive a certificate from one of the York Guilds. Line managers are also welcome to attend to support.

To register attendance:

To nominate one of your apprentice staff for an award or to nominate yourselves as an employer of apprentices, please return a completed form by October 6:

York Health and Social Care Joint Recruitment Event – Saturday 30th September 2017

Following a successful joint recruitment campaign with York Hospital Trust earlier this year, Skills for Care are once again holding another event on Saturday 30th September 10am-2pm in the entrance of York Hospital.

The event is aimed at recruiting people into current job opportunities within the health and social care sector. Whilst the majority of the stalls will be health focussed and within the NHS there is an opportunity for 5/6 York employers to reach out to prospective employees who may not have considered the closely aligned sectors of adult social care or housing.

We are asking for interested employers from adult social care and housing in the York area who wish to have a stall at this event to complete an expression of interest (attached) which should be returned to no later than Friday 22nd September  2017.

If anyone would like to have an informal chat about the event, please feel free to email me on or telephone 07813031257.



Expression of Interest


York Apprenticeship Graduation & Awards Employer Flyer Funding for individual employers and PAs now open

If you employ your own personal assistants (PAs) or carers using a direct payment or your own money, you can apply for money to pay for training for you and your staff. It can pay for training such as first aid, communication skills, being a good employer, British Sign Language and Health and Social Care Diplomas. It can also cover travel costs to and from training, and pay for replacement staff whilst PAs attend training.

Find out more and apply.

If you support individual employers and PAs please help us spread the word.

Download this leaflet or email us for printed copies.

Learning and Development Opportunities

Principles of Care Planning

Skills Support for the Workforce

Fully Funded Apprenticeship Support

Skills for Care roadshow, York

Tuesday 26 September 2017
Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel, York
Shipton Rd,
YO30 1XW

Registration from 09.15 – Start 09.30, Finish 12.30

We would like to invite you to attend your local interactive roadshow.

Come and find out about:

  • supporting the development of leaders and managers 
  • developing a competent workforce
  • valuing your workforce
  • Skills for Care’s offer of support to employers and our newest resources

Care Alliance for Workforce Development