Topss England to be re-labelled as ‘Skills for Care’ as of April


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

Social care workforce development body Topss England is to change its name to Skills for Care from April. A letter from chief executive Andrea Rowe to chairs and chief executives of other social care strategic bodies said the new name was part of the development of the new “Skills for Care and Development” Sector Skills Council (SSC) in which Topss England is a partner. The letter said the creation of the SSC meant further recognition of social care1s significance as an employment sector within the economy, as SSCs were now the lead bodies on workforce development for about 80 per cent of the national workforce. Ms Rowe said the change of name was appropriate because, as part of the new SSC, Skills for Care1s adult social care responsibilities would be different from some of Topss England1s present roles. “We will not be responsible for children1s workforces as we have been hitherto, but we will be additionally responsible for all the non-care staff working in adult social care,” said Ms Rowe. “Both of these





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