Skills for Care updates ‘good and outstanding’ care guide

Sharon Allen, Skills for Care CEO.

Skills for Care has updated its popular ‘good and outstanding care’ guide that helps adult social care providers improve their service and prepare for inspection.

The guide, which reflects changes to CQC inspections in November 2017, draws on tips and practical examples from providers already rated good and outstanding.

Skills for Care’s CEO, Sharon Allen, said: “Skills for Care has helped services to prepare for inspection so their workforce has the skills, knowledge and confidence to provide high quality care and support. This updated edition reflects the further changes to CQC inspection introduced in November 2017. It offers a wealth of knowledge designed to help any employer be a good or outstanding provider.”

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Skills for Care has developed the guide in collaboration with a range of adult social care employers rated good and outstanding, with further input and insight from the CQC who also provide a foreword from Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care.

Mike Bielanski, from the London Care Partnership, said: “I can well remember the buzz the first time we achieved a top rating: it was everything we set out to do. Far from becoming complacent, we’ve found that success breeds success. Everyone who works with us, at every level, shares the achievement. We’re proud of what we have done, but we’re not standing still.”

You can download the free online edition on Skills for Care’s website at You can also buy a printed copy of the extended workbook edition, with activities to help you implement change in your organisation.




  1. Simon A said:

    Do Registered Manager members receive the updated version?
    I recently signed up and received what is now an out-of-date copy.

    • mmLee Peart said:

      Hi Simon,

      If you contact Skills for Care on the below number they will be able to help you.

      Best Wishes,


      . 0113 241 1275


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