Abacus awarded Topss grant

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Healthcare agency Abacus Care has become one of the first independent healthcare agencies in the UK to be awarded a national training grant from Topss England, the workforce development body for social care. The grant will enable the company, which has 30 franchises nationwide supplying nurses and care workers to hospitals and residential homes, to increasing the amount of training it offers to people working in the care sector. Abacus says it will now be able to fund more staff to meet the Topss England induction and foundation standards, which is a requirement for all care staff within the first six months of starting work in the care industry. Abacus Care¹s managing director Nigel Fielding said his company had included induction training to Topss England standards at its head office in Ormskirk, Lancashire, a year ago ­ six months before it became a mandatory requirement for all workers under the Care Standards Act. “Until now, we¹ve funded our own agency staff through the induction course, but from now

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