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- Sector Compact consultation open
- Skills for Care response to the Care Bill
- Employers urged to join Workforce Development Fund partnerships to press funding
- New 'care provider profiles' to use NMDS-SC data
- Code of Conduct and National Minimum Training Standards launched
- Total economic value of the adult social care sector in England estimated at 43 billion
- Ministers praise innovative work on Higher Apprenticeships across social care and health
- Norman Lamb MP to speak at Skills for Cares annual conference - 25.2.13
- Skills for Care response to Francis Report
- Partnerships and organisations invited to disburse the Workforce Development Fund 2013/14
Adult social care employers and workers are being asked to respond to an online consultation on the future shape of the sector compact which is now open.
Commenting on the Care Bill published today Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen said: 'Skills for Care has been actively involved during the consultation on this Bill as it is clear that a capable, confident and skilled adult social care workforce will have a central role to play in making sure people can access high quality care and support.
Adult social care employers are being urged to join Workforce Development Fund (WDF) partnerships that fund units to support the professional development of their staff.
Skills for Care's National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) will help people choose the best care and support in their area.
Skills for Care and Skills for Health have launched the Code of Conduct and National Minimum Training Standards for Healthcare Support Workers who report to nurses or midwives and Adult Social Care Workers in England.
Research commissioned by Skills for Care has found the total economic value of the English adult social care sector is an estimated 43 billion - including all direct, indirect and induced effects.
The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Dr Vince Cable MP, today praised the innovative work being done to deliver Health and Social Care Higher Apprentices.
Minister for Care and Support Norman Lamb MP has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for Skills for Care's annual conference.
Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen said: Robert Francis has produced a considered report that gives the adult social care and health sectors much we need to respond to.
Partnerships and organisations invited to disburse the Workforce Development Fund 2013/14