Learning and development for Adult Social Care staff and carers

We provide a range of funded and paid for training, qualifications and elearning for adult social care services across the city including:

  • council employees
  • social care provider services
  • personal assistants and carers
  • statutory partners.

To view training opportunities and see latest news items, please visit the Brighton & Hove Learning Gateway.

Bookings and access to elearning is available following registration being approved

Get started: other free online resources

A number of resources to support staff development and service improvement are freely available online including:


The reablement workbook (PDF 500KB) is essential to anyone new to working in a reabling service, and will also be relevant to anyone who wants to know more about reablement.

Self-neglect resources

The self-neglect policy (PDF 162KB) and accompanying self-neglect leaflet (PDF 332KB) introduces the Sussex Multi-Agency Procedures to support people who self neglect.

Safeguarding adults and Mental Capacity Act capability frameworks

These frameworks and guides support managers in assessing the skills and knowledge of staff around safeguarding and the mental health capacity act.

As well as having the confidence in staff and team competencies, the framework can also identify any gaps in training and development. Find out more:

Medication auditing

We have developed a model which includes key principles, general tips and links to tools for medication auditing which can be tailored to fit your own service needs including:

  • daily, weekly and monthly checks
  • trolley, storage, disposal checks
  • monthly observations of practice.

Download the medication auditing pack (PDF 93kb).

Helpful online resources

There are a number of free online resources to support employees in Adult Social Care available online including:

  • Skills for Life for tools and resources aimed at social care employers to help staff with literacy, numeracy and computer skills at work
  • Move On focuses on adult literacy and numeracy and offers a wide range of resources for employers, learners and teachers online
  • The Common Induction Standards Workbook (PDF 240KB) will help support new staff in their first 12 weeks of appointment
  • Skills for Care the employer-led workforce development body for Adult Social Care in England. It recommends training and skills associated with the Care Quality Commission and produces occupational standards and supports the sector to recruit and retain skilled people to deliver high quality care and support services.
  • Our journey ahead - where will care and support services be in in the next five years?

Care in the city

You can also check out "Care in the city" our free newsletter on social care in the city:

Contact us

If you have any questions, contact the Workforce Development team for Adult Social Care.

Call: 01273 291460
Email: learning-hove.gov.uk