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Skills for Care - Recruiting during the pandemic.

posted Jan 11, 2021, 6:15 AM by Rebecca Barker

Skills for Care have created a range of resources to support organisations recruiting during the pandemic, ensuring that safety and wellbeing of people needing care remaining the priority.

These resources include;

Guiding principles on safe and rapid recruitment for organisations of all sizes which includes information on Values-based recruitment, recruiting from your local community, robust employment checks and distance recruiting/virtual interviews. You can access this information by clicking here

Sharing recruitment solutions

Skills for Care have been working alongside the Local Government Association (LGA), the Care Provider Alliance and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) to share experiences and examples of local recruitment initiatives and solutions that may also work for you. You can access these examples by clicking here -

Skills for Care, LGA and ADASS will be holding webinars during February to showcase some of these initiatives in more detail sharing their learning. Details of these webinars will be shared in the Skills for Care fortnightly eNewsletter.

Care Friends App

Care Friends is an app that has been developed in partnership with Skills for Care and now has over 10,000 users. The app is designed to help employers with their recruitment and retention challenges by using existing staff.

Employee referrals have been proven to be the best source of finding quality staff. Care Friends enables staff to share jobs with friends using their existing phone contacts and earning cash instantly whilst also minimising the administration of inhouse referral schemes.

To help enable and facilitate this the Care Friends App was created, for more information, you can visit 

Liverpool Social Care Partnership CIC

West Derby Community Association, Lowlands, 13 Haymans Green, West Derby, L12 7JG

(0151) 270 1703