Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Workforce Development
  • Year established:
    2005
  • Website:
    http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk
  • Contact
    • West Gate, 6 Grace Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2RP

About Skills for Care

Skills for Care are an independent charity that works as a delivery partner for the Department of Health and supports related services. They help to create a well-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce in the UK.

The organisation offers practical support to employers of adult social care workers and helps them to recruit, develop, lead and retain staff. They deliver measurable outcomes that have a positive impact on society and ensures value for money for the taxpayer.

Skills for Care value and nurture their workers, investing in them so that they choose to stay with the charity. The workforce has access to a mental health first aider, a mental wellbeing workshop and mindfulness webinars.

Teams are encouraged to undertake community work together and staff are able to take an additional two volunteering days per year. On average, employees undertake 5-10 charitable activity days every year.


What is it like to work for Skills for Care

My Manager
My Manager
A leadership framework is being implemented to provide managers with a benchmark to measure their capability and create development plans in response. There is also a dedicated HR business partner who works with all managers to informally coach and support them.
My Team
My Team
With the growing popularity of mobile working, Skills for Care places a strong emphasis on team building activities that enable colleagues to integrate inside and outside the usual working environment. Two team development days take place each year where staff undertake activities that support the local community. An all-staff conference will also be held in 2018 to bring employees together.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Skills for Care offers a generous benefits package that includes access to interest-free loans, voucher schemes, discounts, subsidised health benefits, an employee assistance programme and 31 days annual leave. Staff also have the freedom to choose additional company benefits to suit them, via an annual incentive scheme.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    12%

  • Staff:

    189

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Male : Female:

    23% / 77%

  • Average Age:

    42

  • Earning £35,000+:

    52%

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