£8m funding boost to train the social care workforce in Wales


Posted on June 19th, by geoff in Caring Times, Caring Times head. Comments Off on £8m funding boost to train the social care workforce in Wales

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An £8m grant to train social care workers in Wales was announced by the Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas in June.

The £8.16m grant from the Welsh Government is part of a package worth £11.66m for 2014-15. The Welsh Government provides 70% of the total value of the social care workforce development programme with local authorities responsible for the remainder.

The Deputy Minister made the announcement to mark Social Care week – which is an opportunity to focus on the 70,000 social workers who provide vital social care services every day in Wales. The training programme aims to increase the take-up of training across the whole social care sector – including local authority services and commissioned social care services – and improve the quality and management of services.

The funding is in addition to employers’ own training resources. There will be significant training requirements to implement the new legislative framework set out in the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

The Welsh Government says the training will be designed with input from key stakeholders and will be in place prior to the commencement of the new “core” arrangements in the Act.





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