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How can using Skills+ health and social care software can help your organisation

We are a group of Care Homes employing care professionals at our sites. We pride ourselves with ensuring that we offer the best quality of care to our service users and a large part of this is the quality and professionalism of our staff.

Making sure our staff are trained and up-to-date is often quite a challenge. A lot of what we do is learning ‘on the job’ by shadowing or working alongside more experienced colleagues. We offer e-learning modules and bring in external companies to deliver practical and ‘classroom’ training for our colleagues. Some of the training is mandatory and is part of a requirements from CQC but we always strive to be better than just the minimum.

Other challenges are around managing health and safety and ensuring we’ve the correct training in place for everyone who needs it. With so much training and development needed, it’s difficult to keep on top of it. It’s all to easy to miss someone who has training that’s expired or fail to identify a gap in training for someone else.

From time to time we need to bring in agency staff to help out when we’re short staffed. This comes with it’s own set of challenges. How do we know that the agency staff have at least achieved the minimum requirements of the CQC? Do they have any other skills that we know our own staff would have? Also, are they trained to the same levels of safety compliance that our own staff are?


What we need is a care industry software solution to record all of the training and qualifications for our employees. Not just our training though  as a lot of what we learn is by shadowing others and learning from them. A skills or competency matrix. Something that helps us identify expired and gaps in our training. Maybe somewhere to record CPD for those that need to.  A way of demonstrating that everyone is up to date with the correct legislation as it relates to them and are compliant for health and safety. Even better, could we hold this information for agency staff who work on our sites too? On top of all of this, a logical overview of all our people across all of our site(s).

Sound a lot to ask? Contact Skills+ to see what the solution may look like.

Managing your contractors training

How Skills+ health and social care software helps you

  • Record training, qualifications
  • Record compliance outcomes
  • Record shadowing training
  • Email process to support individual and managers
  • Verify and endorse the evidence submitted by individuals
  • Produce reports and identify gaps
  • Manage agency staff
  • Demonstrate your professionalism to regulatory bodies

Skills+ gives you the power to record training, qualifications, CPD and compliance and identify gaps. Demonstrate your professionalism and quality to visitors and regulatory bodies

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Skills+ is flexible enough to manage any process and get you the information you need with ease. Tell us a little more about your care organisation in the boxes below and we'll create a Skills+ demonstration that is relevant to your organisation.

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