More cash for training in the North East


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

The North East region has won an additional quarter of a million pounds to add to its budget of nearly £1.5m for workforce development in the social care sector over the next few months. Skills for Care, the national workforce development organisation for adults in social care, has been granted the additional Department of Health cash from a re-allocation of Skills for Care’s unspent grant monies. Bob Little, regional development manager for Skills for Care North East, said the additional cash was very welcome and recognition of excellent work that is being undertaken in the region. “Much of our budget is given to partner bodies for the training of social workers and care workers in the public, private and voluntary sectors,” said Mr Little. “If people are given the opportunity to get qualifications and learn new skills, then the spin-off is an even better service to the thousands of people who receive care day in, day out, in our region. “In essence, the aim is to work in partnership together with





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