Useful resources


The websites below provide useful guidance and information related to furthering your career in adult social care.  Please note, Hft is not responsible for the content or reliability of the websites below and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them.

Skills for Care and Development

Skills for Care & Development (SfC&D) is the sector skills council for people working in early years, children and young people’s services, and those working in social work and social care for adults and children in the UK.

Skills for Care = a delivery partner of the above

Skills for Care provides practical tools and support to help adult social care organisations in England recruit, develop and lead their workforce.

Social Care Institute for Excellence

“The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) improves the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works.”

It is a leading improvement support agency and an independent charity working with adults’, families’ and children’s care and support services across the UK. They also work closely with related services such as health care and housing.

The British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD)

BILD exist to enable excellent support, champion the rights, and improve the quality of life of people with disabilities.  They offer training courses on Positive Behavioural Support, and for background information, they provide a number of useful resources on their website, many of which are also available in easy read.

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW)

The BASW is the largest professional association for social work in the UK. They exist to promote the best possible social work services for all people who may need them, while also securing the well-being of social workers.

The Foundation for People with a Learning Disability (FPLD)

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities is part of the Mental Health Foundation, which is a charity. It believes that people with learning disabilities should have the same rights and choices as everyone else in society, looks at how to change things that are not going well for people with learning disabilities and suggests ways to make them better. They provide a range of helpful information and resources on their website useful to anyone looking to work in the learning disability sector.