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Projects and Programmes

Our Transformation Ideas Hub has been the catalyst for many innovative projects in workforce transformation. 



The M-Care (Mixed Realities for Health and Social Care Education) project was established in 2019 working in partnership with the Manchester Metropolitan University to develop a co-ordinated mixed reality programme of resources for health and social care careers education across key stages 1 to 4. The resources are designed to align with the national curriculum programmes of study for science and PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education) and can therefore be used in the classroom to deliver lessons across all key stages. A virtual tour and a facilitator’s guide accompany the resources to describe the contents and to illustrate how they might be used by teachers to enhance their teaching.​  

All MCARE resources are free to download and use in educational settings. For more information and to view the resources visit





Education and Career Guide - Become a Registered Nurse in Social Care

In 2020, during the pandemic a small group of professionals from across Health and Care in the North West identified a potential opportunity which would help raise the profile for anyone seeking employment as a Nurse in Social Care. Colleagues came together and formed a task and finish group developing a vision to educate and promote the career opportunities to any individual wishing to progress a career in social care as a registered nurse. As a result, the group have developed a comprehensive and unique education and career guide designed to inspire anyone who is interested about becoming a registered nurse in social care.

The full guide contains detailed information and a wide range of topics and acts as in depth resource for those currently working as or actively encouraging those to work as nurses in social care. Accompanying the guide is a digital interactive e-book which contains compressed information and uses links to external sources, videos and interviews to provide an engaging and informative resource. This can be used by schools, colleges or for anyone wanting an overview of the full guide.

Copies of the full guide and digital e book can be found by clicking these links.

Become a Registered Nurse in Social Care guide

Nursing in Social Care Digital e-book





Step into Care

Step into Care is an online adult social care recruitment programme, and the ultimate goal is to recruit talented and compassionate key workers in Greater Manchester.

Adult social care describes all forms of personal care and other practical assistance for adults who need extra support. You could be assisting adults who live in residential care homes, nursing homes, or supporting their living at home.

For more information visit the GM Health & Care Careers Hub.


Case Studies

A selection of case studies providing details of successful and innovative programmes can be found here.