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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 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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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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