Hertfordshire partnership forms social care consultation group

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

Local social care employers in Hertfordshire are being encouraged to overcome skills shortfalls by joining a dedicated consultation group. The group is being set up by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) Hertfordshire in partnership with Business Link Hertfordshire. According to the latest Hertfordshire economic assessment report, 33% of social care employers in the county reported skills gaps where their employees do not have the necessary abilities to perform optimally in their job. Membership of this group will be made up of around 40 local care employers from all geographical areas of the county. Recruitment for members of the group has now begun and will continue throughout the summer. The consultation process will enable LSC Hertfordshire to ensure that it has an up-to-date view of employers’ social care skills issues in the county. Janice Freed, sector skills adviser at LSC Hertfordshire said: “We are setting up this group to give employers in the care industry the chance to really make an impact on

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