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
Adult Social Care Workforce Strategy
The Workforce Strategy for adult social care identifies the key contextual factors impacting on adult social care. It draws together strategic themes and describes areas of action to support the adult social care workforce in Brighton & Hove.
Get started: other free online resources
A number of resources to support staff development and service improvement are freely available online including:
Skills for Care have produced a new guide that provides advice on:
- How effective learning and development can lead to a knowledgeable and skilled workforce
- A list of the recommended minimum learning and development areas adult social care workers should be competent in
- When and how learning should be refreshed
- Statutory requirements regarding worker training and competence
- How to support both care and non-care workers’ learning and development
For further information and to view the guide visit Skills for Care Ongoing Learning & Development
Stop Look Care Booklet
The booklet has been designed to support Care Workers/Carers who work in any registered service in Brighton & Hove. It is aimed to support carers with undertaking the National Care Certificate. Alternatively it can be used as a reference guide for families and personal assistants to promote awareness of certain needs and encourage referral if concerns are identified.
Care workers and Carers are in the ideal position to recognise changes in an individual’s condition by monitoring them and or recognising any deterioration in a person’s wellbeing, this book aims to increase awareness and supports the Care worker/Carer to refer on when appropriate. It highlights: Why different aspects of observation and care are important, What to look for, What action to take.
You can download the Stop Look Care booklet (PDF 4MB)
Safeguarding adults and Mental Capacity Act capability frameworks
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:
- Competency framework – frontline staff assessment (PDF 105KB)
- Competency framework – managers assessment (PDF 229KB)
- A managers guide to competency assessment (PDF 118KB)
- The Mental Capacity Act capabilities framework (PDF 238KB)
We've 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.
Helpful online resources
There are a number of free online resources to support employees in Adult Social Care available online including:
- Move On focuses on adult literacy and numeracy and offers a wide range of resources for employers, learners and teachers online
- 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.
If you have any questions, contact the Workforce Development team for Adult Social Care.
Call 01273 291460