UKHCA wins £281,000 for training

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

An award of £281,000 has been made to the United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA) to support a number of inductions, assessor qualifications and registered manager registrations. The money will come from the £15 million being allocated by TOPSS England as part of its training strategy for 2002-2003. About £3million of the TOPSS funding was earmarked for national projects and was heavily oversubscribed. The UKHCA reports that it has started working on the detail of the project plan now that the resources available are known, and will soon notify those of its members who have expressed an interest in the project. Homecare training events will take place in each of the TOPSS regions and a consultant is being appointed to manage the implementation of the project. UKHCA chief executive Lesley Rimmer said she hoped the work would be a major boost for training in homecare and that the association would be able to draw down funding from other sources to dovetail with the TOPSS funding to maximise the benefit

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