Shaftesbury Housing gears-up for ŒSupporting People¹

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

Shaftesbury Housing Group has launched its biggest-ever in-house training programme as part of the group¹s final preparations for the introduction of the Government¹s “Supporting People” funding programme. A series of 10 training roadshows is being rolled out at venues across southern England to ensure that all staff are fully briefed on Supporting People ­ which Shaftesbury Housing describes as one of the biggest and most challenging changes to supported housing in 40 years. Chief executive Jeffrey Cackett said that when Supporting People comes into effect on April 1, it will test everyone involved in the provision of supported housing. “It places upon us stringent new demands, but we are well-placed to face the challenge which opens up exciting opportunities to enhance the lives of many of our customers,” Mr Cackett said. “Our intensive training roadshow is just one of the ways in which the Shaftesbury Housing Group is equipping staff at all levels to drive our high standards even higher.” The “Supportin

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