Developing a workforce – a maze or minefield?


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

MARTIN WIGG takes a walk through the mind-numbing milieu of funding streams for social care training

The development of the care industry’s workforce is a major issue which receives insufficient attention. The Care Standards Act rightly makes training a requirement but there is no clear definition of what is actually intended. Legislation introduced since the implementation of the Act has been considerable and includes Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and significant changes to the Mental Capacity Act.

Unfortunately the financial implications of these changes and the increase of required mandatory training have not been recognised. Fees have certainly not be





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