Search skillsforcare.org.uk



Discover the essential role of nursing in adult social care. See insights into the vital role nurses play in providing care to the sector and the need to offer employers appropriate support. 

We’re the leading source of workforce intelligence for adult social care in England and our work includes providing statistics and reports about the contribution of nurses to the sector. This can help employers and strategic bodies make informed decisions about the nursing workforce.

We also provide a range of resources from guidance, webinars, and networking groups to support employers and nurses as well as newsletters to keep up to date with news and events from the sector.

Upcoming events

Valuing social care in nursing education: Emphasising the narratives and experiences of social care in pre and post registration nursing programmes.

Thursday 18 July 2024 | 09:30 - 15:30 | University of Salford - Greater Manchester

Ƶ is partnering with the University of Salford to explore the value of social care in nursing education. We know from the NMC that both pre-registration nurses and nursing associates should be able to work in any setting at point of qualification, yet the presence of social care placements and programme content means that for some students social care is misunderstood and undervalued.



We Are Social Care Nursing

We Are Social Care Nurses main focus is to share and celebrate the exceptional work being done by nurses working in social care.

Registered nurses

Nursing is an ever-growing and innovative profession and nurses are working in multi-professional teams across health and care settings. Find out more about registered nurses.

Nursing associates

Providing care for people in health and social care settings. The role has been developed to bridge the skills gap between care assistants and registered nurses, find out more.

Pre-registration nursing

Explore ways to make the most of student nurse placements and develop a better understanding of the placements in social care settings.


Discover the three ways that you can return to practice. These are readmission, a return to practice course, and test of Competence (ToC).

Join the nursing community

Sign up for our newsletters to keep up to date with news from the sector and join our forums and networks to share learnings or get involved with our work for both employers and the social care nursing workforce.