Topss wants to know providers¹ training needs – in no time at all


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

Care home operators are soon to have a greater range of training funds they can bid for from local authorities, but care sector employers have been given little time to advise TOPSS (England) of their training priorities. The money has been allocated by the Department of Health (DoH) as the Training Strategy Implementation fund to be distributed to employers by the social care workforce development body. TOPSS (England) has said it wants to hear from employers and other care interests about which training priorities they wish to be funded, within the scope of the overall training strategy. News that social care employers were to receive £15 million through TOPSS (England) in 2003/4 to help fund their staff training needs, with further funds over the following two years, was received by Caring Times on January 29, when the February edition had gone to press. The deadline for employer submissions of training targets and priorities was set by TOPSS (England) as being Wednesday, February 12, but longer term resp





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