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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.

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Kickstarter Connor Monaghan excelling in new Content Developer role

After joining Grey Matter Learning through the Government’s Kickstart Scheme, new starter Connor Monaghan will be working as Content Developer, creating on-brand content for GML learners. Working as part of the wider team, Connor’s role will involve liaising with industry experts to create and develop interesting copy so that when learners use GML’s Click platform,…

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Norwood Case Study

Click eLearning platform helps Norwood charity to provide outstanding levels of care

The Grey Matter Learning & Norwood Case Study Grey Matter Learning customer Norwood is a charity that supports over 2,500 people a year with learning disabilities and autism, as well as vulnerable children and families facing challenges in their lives due to additional educational needs, including mental health or severe wellbeing issues. The charity provides…

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Click Features

NEW Click Feature Added: ‘Course Categorisations’!

At Grey Matter Learning we love feedback and we get lots of it.  Whenever we are asked if we could update Click or add a new feature we take note and regularly review this feedback to see where we can improve Click. This month has seen an exciting update in response to some of the…

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Social Care Value

Skills for Care report explores ‘The Value of Adult Social Care’

Skills for Care’s report on ‘The Value of Adult Social Care in England’ re-iterated the importance of social care to our society. As members of the social care sector, we understand that it provides vital care to millions of people in England. There is a joint responsibility between the Government, commissioners, regulators, Local Authorities and…

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Social Care Trainers

Stop training just being a tick-box exercise

When you support some of the most vulnerable people in our society it is vital staff training does not just become a box ticking exercise. Training does not exist simply to satisfy the requirements of the CQC, it is fundamental to delivering the best possible social care services because we all have a duty of…

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Stay on track with Click’s email reminder function.

800 dates! Imagine managing a care organisation that has 40 staff and 20 mandatory courses. This means as a manager you will have 800 dates you need to track. Imagine if your organisation policies have more than 20 courses? Grey Matter Learning’s Click platform makes this easier with our new email reminder function, allowing managers…

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Click has a new feature! Automated updates through API connections.

At Grey Matter Learning one of our primary objectives is to make life easier for managers and save them time by streamlining Care Quality Commission (CQC) reporting processes. To help with this, we have rolled-out a new update through our Click learning platform known as an API, or an Application Programming Interface. This clever bit…

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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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