GSCC welcomes training intiative
The social care worker regulator has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement that from January, everyone under the age of 25 who has been out of work for 12 months, will be offered a job or a place in training. These extra opportunities will include traineeships in social care.
General Social Care Council chief executive, Mike Wardle said it was vital that the current recruitment issues in the sector were addressed as a matter of urgency.
‘We welcome this investment to train more people to go into social care,’ said Mr Wardle.
‘It is a wonderful opportunity to encourage people to go into a very rewarding career. It is important that good quality training is provided through this initiative so that people have the skills needed to ensure high standards for people needing care services.
‘The intention is for homecare and other social care workers to register with the GSCC in the future, requiring qualifications, so it is important that any new initiatives train people to the standards that will be