Skills for Care launches major service user consultation

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

A major consultation has been launched across England to give thousands of people receiving social care services an opportunity to make their voices heard. In an effort to encourage more service users to participate so that their views are reflected in the setting of future policies and standards, the national workforce development organisation Skills for Care, which is responsible for training standards in the social care sector, has commissioned Hartlepool Partners – a North East group representing adults who receive care services that is nationally recognised for its services as a user, carer, training and advocacy organisation – to carry out the consultation in partnership with the University of Teesside. Together, they are to develop a service user and carer participation strategy on behalf of Skills for Care. Twenty consultation events are being held across the country, and thousands of questionnaires are being distributed to individuals and organisations, using a web site and a paper version. Wade Tove

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