Report says managers have ‘worrying lack of training and qualifications’

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

A report has found that, while managers in the long term care industry have plenty of practical experience, they have a worrying lack of paper qualifications and formal training. Published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the report says that while the White Paper, “Modernising Social Services”, addresses general standards and training qualifications, it does not cover the particular needs of managers working in long term care for elderly people. The report calls for an improvement in standards and quality of training at all levels for the 600,000 people employed in long term care but also suggests that, with a current shortage of resources, the first step should be to train managers effectively. Professor Malcolm Johnson, one of the report’s authors, said another finding was that the dual pressures to keep down prices while achieving higher standards of care had undermined prospects for training. “The quality of care for the most vulnerable people in our society; the half million very old and frail living

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