Skills for Health is committed to providing support and guidance to the transforming care partnerships at a national, local and regional level to enable the development and implementation of sustainable workforce plans to deliver new models of care across the sectors. We are working in partnership with Health Education England and Skills for Care to ensure we are providing expert workforce guidance and support to implement workforce planning methodologies, change management and workforce redesign approaches.
As a part of the Learning Disabilities Programme, Skills for Health has been working with Health Education England to develop a range of materials and resources to support Community Learning Disabilities Teams and Commissioners of these services.
Useful resources and Links
Transforming Care Programme Infographic
Competences and tools
National occupational standards (competences) are a quality assured way of describing the knowledge and skills required by the workforce. Use these tools to design, and develop and analyse the workforce you require:
Core Skills Education and Training Frameworks
- Statutory /Mandatory subjects in the UK Core Skills Training Framework
- Clinical/Care subjects in the UK Core Skills Training Framework
- Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework
- In Development (coming soon)
Access Core Skills and Education Frameworks here
- Learning Disabilities Competence Framework – Supports workforce planning and development of new ways of working. Generic Service Interventions Pathway produced by SfH for HEE
- Learning Needs Analysis (LNA) tool – used to assess and analyse the learning needs of the learning disabilities workforce.
- Learning Disabilities E-learning – a resource to support delivery of learning disabilities education and training
- Exemplar Generic roles for the learning disabilities workforce: Skills for Health have developed 5 of these across the Career Framework levels.
- Using generic role templates for the delivery of learning disability services in a community setting - hosted by HEE
- Learning Disabilities interactive competence framework - hosted by HEE
- Guidance for Commissioners of the Learning Disabilities Workforce
- Guidance for Community Learning Disability Crisis Teams
Integrating health and social care
Improvements in joined-up care for people with complex needs require workforce change.
- Creating an integrated, sustainable and efficient workforce
- Patient centred integrated care
- End of life care – (free training pack)
- Carers matter
- Common core principles - working with carers
- Common core principles - self-care
- Working together: a summary of health and social care integration projects
- Case studies
- The Pioneers Programme: we have worked with NHSE and SfC and six of the Pioneer sites to develop a range of resources (workforce development) which will be disseminated via NHSE website. These relate to Asset Based Planning in Primary Care, Career Progression framework, Scenario planning, Care Pathway for the Frail Elderly and a Workforce Priority Analysis Tool.
- Materials and workbooks
- Code of conduct
- Skills for Health e-learning (clinical/care suite and care certificate)
- Quality mark
- Clinical/care core skills training framework. Selected clinical/care and statutory/mandatory subjects will together support the design and delivery of training to enable achievement of care certificate standards.
Underpinning knowledge and resources to help you deliver high quality, person-centred care to people living with dementia and their families.
Design, develop and employing the workforce
Tools to help you achieve the right workforce in the right place with the right skills.
Transforming care partners
Find out more about how our solutions can help you by contacting your country or region director. For details click here.