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Please find below a list of Resources and Links that you may find helpful when seeking information and advice in the care sector;


National Minimum Care Standards (www.ofsted.gov.uk  ; www.nationalminimumstandards.gov.uk)


General Social Care Council codes of practice (updated April 2010) www.gscc.org.uk


Care Quality Commission – The CQC is the main regulator for all care providers in England.


Skills for Care – Sector skills council for the care sector.


Quality Compliance Systems  – www.care-plan-management-system.co.uk   Systems are compliant with UK care regulators: CQC, RQIA, SCSWIS and CSSIW


Caring Times–  Care –   Magazine


Children Now–  Care –   Magazine


Community Care–  Care –   Magazine


Community Health & Social Care–  Care –   Magazine


Dementia Care–  Care –   Magazine


Geriatric Medicine Magazine–  Care –   Magazine


National Primary Care Journal–  Care –   Magazine


Nursery World–  Care –   Magazine


Youth Work Magazine  –  Care –   Magazine  Youth


Manager Induction Standards


The Royal College of Nursing – the union, for qualified nursing staff.


Health and Safety Executive (HSA) – HSE is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness.


Equal Opportunities Commission – Equality and human rights commission.


UCAS – organisation responsible for the processing of university applications.


Learning and Skills Council – The organisation, that manages government funding to pay for learners qualifications.


Train to Gain – The Governments programme to up skill the workforce enabling you to do current qualifications for your job.


Apprenticeships – Information for individuals and employers on apprenticeships.


Connexions – Provides high quality impartial information, advice and guidance.


Citizens Advice Bureau – Helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice.


Jobcentre Plus – Part of the department for work and pensions, can help you whether you are in work or looking for a job.


BBC Skills wise – A useful base of resources to help improve literacy and numeracy skills.


Move On – Another website to help improve literacy and numeracy skills.


NHS Choices – Provides information on everything, from getting health advice to accessing NHS services and all aspects of healthy living from diet to mental health.


Alcoholics Anonymous – If you think you have trouble with your drinking or think your drinking has got to a point where it worries you contact alcoholics anonymous for advice and information on their recovery programme.


Samaritans – confidential, non-judgemental emotional support 24hours a day.


Frank – Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to give free information, advice and support on drugs.


Child line – Free helpline for children and young people to contact counsellors.


Shelter – Charity that works to alleviate distress caused by homelessness and bad housing.


Dyslexia Action – Helps ensure that all people with dyslexia are identified and then educated to allow them to fully develop and be successful.