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There are currently over 800,000 people aged 65 and over living with dementia in the UK and this figure is predicted to double by 2050. These growing numbers bring with them new challenges, particularly when it comes to care. That’s why the training arm of the Charity Age UK has…
An urgent review of the ‘skills crisis' facing social work is needed to help recruit the quality social workers that 1.3 million vulnerable young people need into work as soon as possible. Despite £65 million being spent every year by central government on ‘social worker grants', which are aimed at…
The Welsh Government has set out how a multi-million pound grant will be used to support the essential training of the social care workforce in Wales ahead of major legislative changes being introduced over the next three years. In April 2016, the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 will…
The Department of Health are asking for views on what social workers who work with adults need to know and be able to do at the end of their first year in practice. They also want to know if you think the statement will help inform national minimum assessment criteria…
The Care Council for Wales (CCW) has launched a new set of resources designed to secure positive outcomes for children and adults across Wales. The 'Basic Safeguarding Awareness Training Pack' is the result of a partnership between the Care Council for Wales, WCVA, and local authority social services, using the…
The National Skills Academy for Health has launched a new programme of workshops and accredited courses to help healthcare employers across the UK improve the capability, efficiency and capacity of their workforce. Led by health and social care management and leadership experts, theses sector-leading training programmes and workshops provide participants…
The launch of the Basic Awareness in Safeguarding Training Pack is the culmination of the work of the Care Council for Wales, with partners in local authority social services and the voluntary sector, to develop a national training programme. This 'comprehensive and robust resource' reflects the Wales policy agenda and…
The Fostering Network has launched an innovative new programme aiming to raise the aspirations and achievements of children living with foster families in London. London Fostering Achievement, run in partnership with Achievement for All 3As and funded by the Mayor of London through the London Schools Excellence Fund, aims to…
75,000 people with diabetes die each year in England, accounting for approximately one in seven of all deaths. In recognition of this, Virtual College and NHS England have created a new online training course for healthcare professionals who provide ‘end of life care’ for people with diabetes. By undertaking ‘The…
A £8m grant to train social care workers in Wales has been announced by the Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas. The £8.16m grant from the Welsh Government is part of a package worth £11.66m for 2014-15. The Welsh Government provides 70 per cent of the total value of…
Skills for Care has launched a series of new, short film clips to help adult social care employers get the most out of using the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC). The majority of employers regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have signed up to NMDS-SC but…
A new interactive version of the induction framework for care workers is now available. The desk-based app allows workers to record the learning achieve during their first 12 weeks of employment and it sets out the standards expected of social care workers. The social care induction framework app has been…
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