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Becoming a manager – The Manager Induction Standards workbook for managers and those managing them

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*Available to pre order now*

Special introductory price £45

As a bookshop best seller this practical toolkit is now even better.
Updated to reflect the changing picture of adult social care provision; it comes complete with the Manager Induction Standards (MIS)** and guidance on how to meet them.

Plus all the tools you need to use the standards in practice including exercises, templates and a blank certificate.

Becoming a manager is a practical, cost effective and proven solution to making sure the people you manage know and understand what they need to do as managers and leaders. The MIS are now the basis of a forthcoming L4 certificate as well as the knowledge for the L5 Diploma in Care Leadership which is due to be launched in 2017.

By using the toolkit you will be able to meet the standards without having to invest in expensive external training. And so you can use the materials multiple times a handy USB contains electronic versions of the exercises and templates.

To pre order please email: marketing@skillsforcare.org.uk



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Effective supervision guide

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This guide provides useful advice if you wish to ensure that effective supervision is provided to all your staff, from their first day on the job through to the time they leave the organisation.

It provides advice and information on the benefits of supervision, different approaches to it and how supervision can be used to support people in the induction process and beyond.

Both existing supervisors and those wishing to develop these skills further will benefit from the guide and as it’s not just intended for ‘supervisors’ everyone involved in the supervision process so those being supervised, can learn what to expect of their supervisors.

Discount available for registered manager members. If you have Registered managers membership then the Effective supervision guide is available to you at the discounted price of £15. To order, please call 0113 2411986.

To find out more about how to become a registered manager member visit: www.skillsforcare.org.uk/registeredmanagers

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Effective workplace assessment guide

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This guide for adult social care organisations including care homes, homecare agencies and community-based organisations can help you to plan and implement effective assessments of your workers including workplace assessment of competence.

This guide can help you to effectively train and assess anyone new to working in the sector before they can work unsupervised. Employers have a responsibility under the Care Certificate minimum induction standards to do this.

This guide covers much more than just the Care Certificate and can be used for all types of competence assessor. Packed with insights from award winning adult social care employers and learning providers, this guide also includes lots of practical tips and looks at the different approaches to assessment and the benefits of these.

Discount available for registered manager members. If you have Registered managers membership then the Effective workplace assessment guide is available to you at the discounted price of £15. To order, please call 0113 2411986.

To find out more about how to become a registered manager member visit: www.skillsforcare.org.uk/registeredmanagers


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Practical approaches to workforce planning

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If you’re responsible for workforce planning in your organisation then our Practical approaches to workforce planning workbook is for you.

This resource will help you to see how you and your workers are integral to the delivery of high quality, personalised and safe care. Effective workplace planning is good for your business and for those who use or commission your service.

The workbook is designed to support workforce planning in small and medium organisations. It explains:

- what workforce planning is
- why it’s important
- what are the principles for it
- who should be involved in it
- how it fits with how services are commissioned
- how workforce information should be used
- how to do workforce planning using a step by step method.

It also includes key questions to answer, action points and recognised business tools to take you through the Analyse-Plan-Do-Review method of workforce planning.

The workbook comes with a USB preloaded with interactive business tools and templates which support the planning process. This allows users to share the information, review and update it and keep track of the planning journey.

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Mental Capacity Act cards

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These pocket sized guides contain an overview of the Act and the five important principles everyone must follow. You can order them in bundles of 25 cards for £5.

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Learning through Work guide - for managers

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The Learning through Work guide for managers contains seven bite-size booklets, to help support workers in social care to develop their skills in numeracy, literacy and communication. Also includes cards with helpful tips on how to use each booklet.



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Learning through Work guide – for learners

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This pack contains seven bite-size booklets, to help support workers in social care to develop their skills in numeracy, literacy and communication.

The guides are very easy to understand, written in Plain English with clear visual prompts. Each booklet contains bite size segments and includes learning questions and quizzes to promote discussion.




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Number skills for care workers (pack of ten)

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Part of the Learning through Work series, this booklet for individual workers is a Plain English guide to the skills that underpin workplace numeracy, including fractions, decimals and percentages. These are pocket-sized and available in packs of ten.

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Using numbers in care work (pack of ten)

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Part of the Learning through Work series, this booklet for individual workers is a Plain English guide to using numbers in care work, including record keeping, measures, time and temperature. These are pocket-sized and available in packs of ten.

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Reporting and other care work writing (pack of ten)

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Part of the Learning through Work series, this booklet for individual workers explains good practice in reporting and other care writing. These are pocket-sized and available in packs of ten.

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Talking about bodily functions and feelings (pack of ten)

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Part of the Learning through Work series for individual workers, Talking about bodily functions and feelings contains expressions for bodily functions and feelings in Plain English. These are pocket-sized and available in packs of ten.

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Talking about how much, how often (pack of ten)

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Part of the Learning through Work series, this booklet for individual workers is a Plain English guide to talking about numbers, quantities, time and more. These are pocket-sized and available in packs of ten.

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Common core principles for dignity

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A good practice guide for individual workers and their employers to understand how to uphold principles of dignity and respect at all times.

This toolkit focuses on seven key principles which ensure that dignity is at the heart of all social care practice. These principles include valuing the uniqueness of every individual, communication and challenging care that reduces the dignity of the individual.

Easy to use teaching and discussion aids are provided to support workforce development for all workers supporting adults across our communities. Along with real life dilemmas and situations the toolkit has an action plan to map learning outcomes and measure the impact of implementing the principles.


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Social Care Commitment – The complete set

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Make a saving of £3 and order this handy pack which contains 1 copy of all three Social Care Commitment titles;

Making the commitment – A guide for employers
Making the commitment – A guide for employees
The Social Care Commitment employer/employee flipbook

The Social Care Commitment is the sector’s promise to deliver high quality social care to those who need care and support. For more information, or to sign up, visit www.thesocialcarecommitment.org.uk.

Funded by the department of health, the commitment has so far been signed by thousands of employers and employees of the social care sector.

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Making the commitment – A guide for employees

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This easy to read guide is for all employees who are thinking about making the Social Care Commitment and those who have already signed up. It contains everything employees will need to know to get the most out of their commitment including what the commitment means in the workplace and guidance on planning and undertaking commitment tasks

You can order this booklet in bundles of ten (£30) or fifty (£125) by calling the Social Care Commitment support team on 0845 300 9505. You cannot order saver packs on line.

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The Social Care Commitment employer/employee commitment flipbook

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This handy flip book contains all seven Employer statements and how to use them on one side and, when the booklet is flipped, all seven Employee statements on the other. This comprehensive booklet has been designed as a quick and simple guide to explain what each of the statements means in the workplace and the tasks that can be undertaken to embed the commitment in an organisation

You can order this booklet in bundles of ten (£30) or fifty (£125) by calling the Social Care Commitment support team on 0845 300 9505. You cannot order saver packs on line.

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‘I’ve made mine’ Social Care Commitment badge

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Have you signed the Social Care Commitment? Our ‘I’ve made mine’ badges are a great way to let the people you give care and support to, and their families, know just how dedicated you are to providing the highest quality care and support.

You can order the badges in bundles of ten (£15) or fifty (£50) by calling the Social Care Commitment support team on 0845 300 9505. You cannot order saver packs on line.

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‘I’ve made the Social Care Commitment’ wristband

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If you’ve made the Social Care Commitment, why not wear your declaration to quality care around your wrist? Our rubber wristbands are a great way to show the people you give care and support to that you’ve made your commitment.

You can order the wrist bands in bundles of ten (£15) or fifty (£50) by calling the Social Care Commitment support team on 0845 300 9505. You cannot order saver packs on line.

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Making the commitment - a guide for employers

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This guide has been designed to support employers who have signed the Social Care Commitment. It contains everything you need to get the best from your commitment, including guidance on how best to plan and organise undertaking tasks in the workplace and how to encourage sign up from your staff.

You can order this booklet in bundles of ten (£30) or fifty (£125) by calling the Social Care Commitment support team on 0845 300 9505. You cannot order saver packs on line.

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