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Workforce information and support

Learning and skills development

Learning and skills development contributes to safe, quality and person-centred care. It can also ensure workforce members:

  • Have the right skills and knowledge
  • Have the opportunity to develop
  • Have job satisfaction
  • Feel empowered to take on more responsibility.

The Skills for Care report 'State of the adult social care sector and workforce', highlights that staff turnover rates are nearly 10% lower for staff who receive training. The Norfolk Care Careers team offers the following:

  • Support with your training matrix and identifying training needs
  • Signposting to courses and potential funding sources
    • Laptop loans and support to get started with digital learning
    • Study skills support
    • A workshop programme via the Norfolk Care Careers events page. The programme provides initial skills development and more information about working in the social care sector. Sessions include:
      • Progression pathways
      • Building workplace confidence
      • Person-centred and holistic care
      • Record keeping

    Visit Norfolk Care Carers events page for upcoming workshops

    Our dedicated Workforce Adviser team can also offer mentoring to members of the social care workforce. Mentoring:

    • Tailors support to suit individual needs
    • Offers advice and a space to self-reflect
    • Enables career progression and job satisfaction
    • Supports anyone who is undertaking courses or professional
    • Helps with study skills, planning and managing time
    • Signposts to suitable funded training opportunities and e-learning courses
    • Supports with overcome day-to-day challenges and gain confidence

    Social care workers who have had mentoring say the support is a valuable resource. They outline it has improved their confidence and made them more likely to take up future training or education.

    If you work in adult social care, or you'd like to know more about careers, vacancies or skills development in the sector, contact us.

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