Top 7 - Charity Social Toolkit, Apprenticeship Levy & The #MissingType

Skills Platform Top 7 July 7th

The Skills Platform Top 7 - A regular round up of top articles and news across the health & charity sector.

1) Coming Soon: The Charity Social Media Toolkit

The Skills Platform will soon be launching the Charity Social Media Toolkit, a comprehensive guide featuring contributions key experts in the charity sector. The toolkit features chapters from Zoe Amar, Madeleine Sugden, Ross McCulloch, Sam Smethers (Fawcett Society), Lisa Jeffery (Joseph Rowntree Foundation), Beth Kanter and more. Read the preview chapter here.

Charity Social Media Toolkit

2) The Employers Guide to Healthcare Apprenticeships

Still confused about how or why to take on a healthcare apprenticeship? You're not alone, this employers guide walks you through the ins and outs of taking on an apprenticeship for your healthcare organisation. Read it here.

Apprenticeships employers guide

3) Skills for Health Apprenticeship Levy Update

After a slight delay following the government reshuffle, the latest guidelines on the apprenticeship levy have been released. Read the Skills for Health statement on the update here.

Apprenticeship levy

4) Digital Transformation: 7 Things To Get Right

Following her popular blog on what digital transformation really means for charities, Zoe Amar follows up with a list of the seven things you need to get right to make it happen. It’s so important to get these right as according to Harvard Business Review, 66-84% of digital transformations fail.

Digital Transformation

5) Learning Disability Training Framework Launched

Following the successful launch of the Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework, Skills for Health have launch a new framework for Learning Disabilities. The key aim of the framework is to increase quality of care for individuals with learning disabilities and their families. Read more about the Learning Disabilities Framework here.

Learning Disabilities Framework

6) Case Study: From Apprentice to Nursing Degree

Read how Megan Burrows went from an apprenticeship in health & social care to a degree in nursing.

From apprentice to nurse

7) #MissingType Campaign

NHS Blood & Transplant are running a hugely successful campaign with the hashtag #MissingType. Encouraging brands and individuals remove the letters A,B & O from their names and logos to highlight the need for blood donation for these rare types.

Missing Type