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Careers in Care

Working in the care sector is more than just a job, it's a career where every day is different and every day makes a difference to someone's life.

Follow the link here to Every Day is Different to explore careers in care and find jobs in your local area.

Many roles in care can also be found through online recruitment sites. Here are a few more areas you can search:

Next steps Blackpool -

Cumbria Council -

Proud to care Cumbria -

Lancashire County Council -

Morecambe Bay -

Online training resources

Online resources are available for nurses and AHPs to keep people at home

A wealth of online resources can be found including sections on:

Improving mouth care / Maximising leadership / Engaging other Health and Care colleagues / Home First / Red Bag scheme / Valuing People's time / #EndPJParalysis / Effective Early Discharge Planning / Look after yourself, Look after Others / Dementia / End of Life Care


Complex Conversations and Decisions for Care Home leaders

Webinars are available which support complex conversations, such as Planning and Preparation for the End of Life , Sexual Intimacy, Decision Making at the End of Life and Decision making in Care Homes : Insights from the NMC (England).  The resources can be used concurrently or individually as continuous practice development or to assist care home managers understanding about the roles and potential of registered nurses.

The webinars are open access and may be used to support the offer for recruiting care home staff.


The Enhanced Health in Care Homes programme team have been working in partnership with NELFT NHS Foundation Trust  (NELFT), UCLPartners and NHS Digital to support the delivery of online train the trainer sessions & videos for Significant 7+, What’s best for Lily?, Data Security & Protection Toolkit and NHSmail.

Click here for EHCH training

 Dementia courses – Tier 1,2 and 3

HEE has launched the ‘Managing Success in Dementia’ resource. This is a comprehensive, free, online resource designed to support managers, training leads and others responsible for dementia training in health, social care and housing to consider the methods and resources


Care Certificate

Skills for Care provide many guides and resources for staff training and development:


Oral Health in Care Homes

Skills for Health provide a wide range of FREE elearning courses to support the skills and training of the health and social care sector. Click here for access to the oral health online training - Oral Health


NEWS National Early Warning Score 2

The NEWS2 is based on a simple scoring system in which a score is allocated to physiological measurements: respiration rate, oxygen saturation, systolic blood pressure, pulse rate, level of consciousness or new confusion, temperature.

(Please note there will be a £5.00 charge if you do not have your NHS mail account yet)


Stroke FACTS

To access the Stroke-FACTS online educational resource please complete the following steps:


Click the Sign Up link below the form, complete the required information and register with this code:   You will then be sent an activation email with your password (please check your junk email account, if you do not receive the link please email )

Click the activation link

Login and start the course

As leading providers of elearning for health and social care, Skills for Health (SfH) provide a wide range of up-to-date elearning courses to support the skills and training of the health and social care sector. SfH Oral Health elearning is available for FREE via our partners, the Skills Platform.


Click here for Skills for Care training

Local Training Resources


Look here for a guide to free training available to social care staff across Lancashire and South Cumbria



Link to upcoming free education and training for Pennine Lancashire Care Homes :

Blackpool & the Fylde's Health and Social Care academy offers a variety of training courses for social care providers & further information can be found at the website:

The following organisations offer free training and support to care staff, often this can be tailored to your needs:

Lancashire Adult Learning

Lancashire Skills Hub


Training is available through the Local Safeguarding Adults Board & Local Safeguarding Children's Board (LSAB/LSCB) including

Safeguarding e-learning

Care Act e-learning

7 minute briefings

Prevent training

Click here for further details

Many Hospices across the Lancs & South Cumbria footprint offer a variety of training courses to care homes and care at home providers including

End of life

Advance Care Planning

Syringe driver training

Mental Capacity Act/ DoLs/ Dementia

Six steps

For a list of training offered in Hospices in Lancs & South Cumbria please look here



Look here for an Adult Social Care Employers Quick Guide to appprenticeships

For further information including FAQs and step by step details on how to plan, recruit and deliver an apprenticeship, go to our website here:

An apprenticeship is a way to gain the skills, knowledge and experience you need for a career in care, combining working, training, and study - letting you 'earn while you learn'.

There are many different apprenticeships available in care, and for a wide variety of job roles. As a paid employee, each apprentice works alongside their studies and training costs are funded by the government and your employer.

It’s an ideal option providing you with practical, on-the-job training and classroom-based instruction.

'Sorted' is a Guide produced by Lancashire Work Based Learning forum which shows which courses are available with the selected Training Provider or you can select a course and see which Training Providers run the selected course.

For a list of Lancashire based training providers offering apprenticeships training please take a look at Sorted here

For providers wishing to find out further information regarding employing a social care apprentice, including how to claim funding from the Workforce Development Fund please visit the Skills for Care website.

Celebrating Success

Employers and providers across Lancashire and South Cumbria have been celebrating the success of apprenticeships whilst encouraging even more people to choose apprenticeships as a pathway to a great career.

Risedale Residential and Nursing Homes are leading the way on apprenticeships and ‘growing their own care’ in Morecambe Bay and surrounding areas you can read our news article for more information and view the videos below for first hand perspectives.