There are many resources available to support you and your staff teams in delivering outstanding care and support to those who use your services.


Here at CAHSC, we are committed with providing our members with the latest information and support around all aspects of best practice, regulation, legislation and innovation within our sector.

Skills for Care

Skills for Care provide practical tools and support to help adult social care organisations in England recruit, develop and lead their workforce. They also host the ASC-WDS online database which collects information about the adult social care workforce.

Care Friends

Care Friends is an innovative employee referral app for Social Care. The app was developed in Partnership with Skills for Care, and was piloted in Cornwall with support from CAHSC. Find out more at and make employee referrals your most successful channel for sourcing quality staff.

Care Improvement Works

The Care Improvement Works website contains a wide range of resources to enable you to assess and improve your services. It covers all aspects of the CQC key lines of enquiry (KLOES) around the five key questions: is the service safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led? A great place to start if you are preparing for an inspection, an internal audit or you just want to improve your service. The website will provide you with resoruces and products  from Skills for Care, SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) and NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence).

Ripfa (Research Into Practice for Adults)

Ripfa bring together evidence from research, practitioner expertise and the experience of people accessing services to provide learning and development support for the health and social care sector. They provide a wide range of tools, resources and training opportunities which will enable you to increase your knowledge, skills and confidence. Ripfa are there to support the care sector in improving practice, improving services and improving outcomes. They have produced a CQC Mapping Document which will enable you to access tools and resources in order to support you with all aspects of the KLOES.

CQC (Care Quality Commission)

The independant regulator of health and social care services in England, CQC provide guidance for providers on all aspects of regulation.

Shaping Our Future – Drug & Bug Project

The Drug and Bug Project are working to stop the spread of healthcare-associated infections by educating patients and carers about prevention methods and care techniques. The UTI Stop website contains a wide range of resources on how to prevent and control infections.
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