Care Council for Wales gets £10m to support the regulation and training of the social care workforce


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The Care Council for Wales will receive £10m funding from the Welsh Government in 2014-15 to regulate the social care workforce and ensure workers receive appropriate training and qualifications.

In announcing the funding, deputy minister for social services Gwenda Thomas said the social care sector was one of the major employers in Wales with 70,000 staff delivering care and support for people across Wales every day.

“This is a varied and dynamic sector incorporating services in the public and independent sectors,” said Ms Thomas.

“Its size and significance is growing and the importance of the social care workforce for the population of Wales cannot be overstated. The Council’s work to set standards is part of the fabric of social services and social care in Wales, providing the framework for a professional, well qualified workforce.

“In implementing our programme for change in social services, we will need to reinforce the value of the workforce. A stable, well trained and qualified workforce with professional roles at its heart is central to our ongoing success. The Care Council will continue to be a central partner in this work.”





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