July Update

July Updates

Find out about the latest events, training, or news from both Lincolnshire and national organisations.


DWP overview of recruitment support and benefit system

Virtual workshops using Zoom - Monday 18th July, 2pm to 3pm

This virtual workshop is being delivered by The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and aimed at care providers, specifically HR Teams and Managers.

DWP will give a brief overview of the Universal Credit system so that you can understand how these benefits work and key issues to be aware of in respect of care workers who may rely on support from them.

In addition, you will receive an update regarding the many DWP initiatives you can access to support you with recruitment.

To book your place visit > > > Skills for Care - DWP Overview of Recruitment Support & Benefit System


Retention and Recruitment Virtual Event

Join The Outstanding Society on Thursday 21st July from 1pm to hear from Skills for Care, Neil Eastwood and more on the topic of retention and recruitment, with a look at overseas recruitment too.

To book on to the free event, Click here > > > Eventbrite - The Outstanding Society

Skills for Care

Launch of Research - Why staff leave/ churn within Adult Social Care

Skills for Care have commissioned research looking at the reasons behind staff turnover and churn within the sector. They want to hear directly from frontline staff about their motivations for working in social care, future intentions and their perceptions on what makes a good employer. They also want to hear from those exiting their role about the reasons why, their future work plans and what needs to be done to retain them within adult social care.

They are looking for care providers to sign up to this research, which has two elements:

  1. Survey link to share with existing staff – asking about their motivations for working in care, future intentions, what makes a good employer, any reasons for leaving previous care roles (if applicable)
  2. Survey link to share with staff exiting the organisation over a 6-month period (this does not replace any leavers survey or exit interview normally carried out by the employer). The survey asks about reason for leaving, future work plans and what would need to change for them to be retained in adult social care.

Survey results are anonymous and cannot be linked back to the individual or their employer. Employers will not have access to the answers provided by their employees who take part in the research.  Any member of staff completing the short questionnaires will be entered into a prize draw to win vouchers.  They are looking for as many completions as possible from the two pilot areas which are the Northwest and East Midlands.


Click here >>> for a detailed information sheet 

Employers - to register your commitment to taking part  Click here >>> Register 


Skills for Care would like employers to sign up by 15th July so they can check there is an adequate spread of provision types and localities engaged within the research. 


Thank you for your engagement with this vital piece of research. Please email kay.silversides@qaresearch.co.uk if you have any questions.

EU Settlement Scheme - There is still time to apply

Citizens Advice are reaching out to the local migrant community to make them aware of the services they provide for those individuals who should apply for pre settled or settled status if they have not already done so. Although the deadline has passed, IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO APPLY for you and your family.

If you have pre-settled status and have children born in the UK, they need to apply to the EU settlement scheme. If you have settled status, your children born in the UK are eligible for British citizenship. They continue to provide advice and assistance to migrants in the East Coast area to ensure that EU, EEA and Swiss nationals are aware of the service they provide in relation to migrant status and the EU settlement Scheme.  They are working hard to provide advice with general queries including:

  • Benefits
  • EU Settlement Scheme
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Debt

Their service is free, confidential and impartial, delivered through Citizens Advice South Lincolnshire (CASL)

If you think this applies to you then you should contact the Migrant Worker Helpline on   0344 847 6128. 

Lines Open: (Monday, Wednesday to Friday - 9:30am-4:30pm and Tuesday 12.00-7.00pm)


Prince’s Trust

Click Here >>> Prince’s Trust, Start Something

This month’s updates from the Prince’s Trust includes:

  • Health and Social Care Mentoring
    Are you aged 16 to 30 and actively seeking employment in Health and Social Care?  The Prince’s Trust off free of charge mentoring!
  • Getting started with Health and Social Care
    A free online opportunity to find out more about the health and social care sector
  • Team Lincolnshire
    Are you 16 to 25 and living in Lincolnshire?  Why not take advantage of an exciting 12 week opportunity to unlock your hidden talents and build confidence


Do you have news or events you would like to share?  Contact us on careinlincs@linca.org.uk