Continuous staff development is important in ensuring that people receive the best care and support

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Social care is one of the largest employers in the country. More than 1.5million people work in a huge variety of jobs in the sector, and Skills for Care estimate that a million more jobs will be needed in the sector over the next decade, just to keep pace with demographic changes.

At the same time, social care is becoming more complex. As the Dilnot review illustrated, the greatest increase in the population in recent years has been in the over-80s, the “oldest old”, with multiple conditions that require multiple responses. This means that more than ever, we need a well-trained, well-qualified workforce, composed of people who are committed to making their careers in the sector. Read full article…

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