TOPSS England to hold its first conference


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

As national “service standards” increasingly make training and workforce development issues a requirement in social care, TOPSS England¹s first national conference is expected to attract all types of care providers. The conference, “Achieving a Quality Workforce”, will be held on February 14 at the Ponds Forge in Sheffield. It is being organised by TOPSS England in partnership with Community Care. The organisers say a major draw for delegates will be the expectation that increased funding for care training, particularly for the independent sector, is expected to flow through TOPSS England¹s regional training forums. Conference speakers will include: – Jacqui Smith, Minister for Social Care at the Department of Health – Anne Parker, chair, National Care Standards Commission – Lynne Berry, chief executive, General Social Care Council – Arthur Keefe, chair, TOPSS England – To be confirmed, Social Care Institute for Excellence. “This will be the first opportunity to hear the four Å’new bodies¹ at a single even





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