SCTP resources

The partnership is constantly working to identify more training opportunities for members, check this page regularly for anything new that may interest you.

Free IT basic skills courses

There are free courses available across the city. Contact Go ON Salford for more details.

Age UK resource

Age UK have developed a booklet, 'As easy as ABC' giving the top 100 tips for activities, in age UK their homes you will see people creating programmes of activities which will help enrich people's lives, maintain independence and allow residents to make the most of their time. The booklet can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

Follow Skills for Care NMDS findings on Twitter

Skills for Care now has a workforce intelligence Twitter account. Follow them to get the latest findings from their team including useful information that's comes out of the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) the leading source of workforce intelligence for adult social care.

Values based recruitment tool

An important challenge faced by the social care sector is recruiting people with the right values and behaviours to undertake such an important role.

These social care values - including compassion, dignity, integrity, respect and responsibility - are what make the difference in delivery of care and support services.

Skills for Care has been working in partnership with The National Skills Academy for Social Care and MacIntyre, at the request of the Department of Health, to develop a model of values-based recruitment for social care employers.

Unusual activity opportunity for care homes

Eggsploring is a 12-day chick hatching experience available to care homes, work places, schools and nurseries. The experience is very low maintenance and high value. Previous care homes have said it was the best activity for the residents they have ever had and it was amazing to see the residents reaction. Beginning on a Monday, the equipment is set up. The chicks are timed to hatch out on the Wednesday of the first week. There is an over 95 per cent hatch rate so you can guarantee they will have. The residents will see them hatch and be able to hold them whenever they want. On the second Friday, the equipment is collected, together with the chicks should the customer not want to keep them. Most customers do keep the chicks as they will become excellent layers and a source of fresh eggs each day.

For more information, please visit the Eggsploring website where you will find excellent reviews, pictures of the experience or visit the Eggsploring Facebook page.

Eggsloring have special offers running throughout the year for more information please contact them direct on 0781 816 0044.

Critchley Café and IT suite

Age UK's cafe and IT suite at their premises on Chorley Road in Swinton. People are able to use the resource to drop in and go online in their Wi-Fi enabled hotspot. They are also some meeting spaces available to book at reasonable rates and one of the rooms seats up to ten people. The café does a great line in tea and coffee and it's good just to drop in and chat.

DVD offer from the company that brings you Social Care TV

If you're looking to save money and deliver top quality training, make use of a 'buy two, get a third free' training DVD offer from Mulberry House.

As the only properly accredited producer of health and social care specific training programmes, why spend precious money on non-accredited alternatives? Particularly, with this great three for two offer.

This offer is available by calling 01953 853070 or ordering online.

Downloadable documents

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