Resources and training for adult social care providers
Helpful resources and training guidance for adult social care providers in Worcestershire.
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The Care Certificate
The Care Certificate is a set of national standards that all health and social care workers should be working to in their daily working roles. It is designed for non-regulated workers and aims to provide consistency of knowledge and practical competencies to improve the quality-of-service provision for adults with care and support needs.
The Care Certificate was jointly developed by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health; it links to the National Occupational Standards for health and social care and other care qualifications.
Subject areas can include (but not an exhaustive list):
- Role of the Health and Social Care Worker
- Duty of Care
- Person Centred Care
- Equality and Diversity
- The Safe Handling and Administration of Medicines
- First Aid Awareness
- Moving and Handling
- Communication and Record Keeping
- Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
- Safeguarding Adults and Children
- Nutrition and Hydration
- Health and Safety
- Dementia Care
Further information and training can be found at Skills for Care can support you to maintain good practice within your business.
National resources for care providers
National resources for all providers:
- Care Act 2014
- Care Quality Commission (CQC)
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
- Skills for Care
- The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
- Think Local Act Personal
- Dementia Guide
- Identify symptoms of sepsis for people with a learning disability (YouTube video)
- ‘Safe to be me’ meeting the needs of LGBT people using social care services
- Stopping over medication of people with a learning disability and autistic people