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Thousands of carers needed for disabled

Monday, February 22nd, 2016 | News

In order to fulfill the NHS’ Transforming Care program, an extra 10,000 trained learning disability carers are needed.

The NHS program has been implemented to support reforms for the vulnerable group, focusing on empowering individuals, delivering the right care, delivering care in the right setting, supporting a fully trained workforce, regulating care and data collection and analysis.

In order to deliver such appropriate care in appropriate settings, vulnerable individuals will be moved away from institutions and into more community focused care settings – which will require an increase in trained and regulated staff.

It is hoped the increase and improvement of care will reduce the number of people with learning disabilities ending up in hospital.

But what does this mean for workers?

Fundamentally, this means more works care workers, healthcare assistants and care support workers etc.

To fulfill the additional 10,000 staff needed, existing workers will have to maintain qualifications and new workers will need to be sourced and trained.

If this sounds like something which you are interested in exploring, Kare Plus may be able to help source you bank shifts that will help plug the gap in workers and even offer training to qualify you for a caring job or develop your skills further.

You can find out more about pay rates, availability and the Continued Professional Development we offer by calling your local branch.

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