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We are going to share ideas and articles here gathered from over a thousand managers and leaders completing "Lead to Succeed" with us, with contributions from our own team of experts, former inspectors and business leaders.

Social Care Mental Health

Looking after your mental health in the care industry

Mental health in the care industry Working on the front line, Social Care staff face a multitude of challenges which may impact their mental health. Care workers in the industry have been at increased risk of COVID-19. The risk of infection, together with fear of putting family members at risk, has been linked to increased mental stress in…

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How can the Social Care sector learn from the COVID-19 pandemic? 

How can the Social Care sector learn from the last 12 months as we move into a post-COVID-19 world? The Coronavirus pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges for the Social Care sector. As the pandemic swept through care homes across the UK, the sector was altered in ways that no one could have imagined. The pandemic…

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What does the Workforce Development Fund mean for your team’s training?

What the Skills for Care Workforce Development Fund means for your team’s training and development? Skills for Care have released this year’s Workforce Development Fund (WDF). The purpose of the fund is to support the provision of high-quality care, and the continuing professional development (CPD) of staff across the adult social care sector. But how…

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New Features Makes CLICK More User Friendly Than Ever Before!

The Grey Matter Learning team’s mission is to improve lives through learning. As a result we are constantly innovating to ensure Click, our e-learning platform, delivers greater efficiencies for our members. Our overriding principle is to make life easier for managers to collect evidence that their workforce is continuing with their person-centred learning, and they…

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Person Centred Learning

Person Centred Learning

Do more than train, learn. Sometimes, it’s easy to focus on what’s happening in the here and now within your job role, especially with the increased demand for social care in recent months. Anything additional which you need to know to update your professional development can wait until your next annual training session, right? Well,…

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Guide: How eLearning can help to overcome the challenges faced within social care

We’ve prepared a brief guide exploring, ‘how eLearning can help to overcome the challenges faced within social care’. You can read the brief guide on the flip book below.

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CQC ratings

You don’t need training…

That’s correct! You don’t just need training to work in the social care sector, what you actually need is so much more than just training. In fact, to maintain the exceptionally high standards of care that is needed in social care, you actually need to evidence the learning that you have acquired through the training….

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Think differently

Don’t limit your learning to just attending training

You might be wondering what we mean by not limiting your learning to just attending training. What we mean is that simply attending mandatory training is just the start of the learning journey. Training is ideally the facilitation of learning, but for staff to be competent, training is just the beginning. We have discussed before…

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Ebbinghaus

Video based eLearning

Thanks as always to everyone who shared their feedback about last weeks and welcome to our new subscribers.  This week I wanted to re-visit some of the themes we talked about in the previous posts: Blended Learning Competence is more important than attendance The Care Certificate is not about training The core principles in all…

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time

Time, the most precious resource

Welcome to all of our new subscribers, thanks for joining our community!  This week I wanted to revisit a topic we touched on in “Time Management”, time, it is the most precious resource. How we maximise our daily 1440 minutes and what we do during those available minutes is always a hot topic, especially when…

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