Skills for Care update

Skills for Care included in list of key care organisations future funding review


The Department of Health has announced that The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), Skills for Care and the General Social Care Council (GSCC), are to be examined.

The review, which will be conducted over a three month period, could recommend structural changes and moves to reduce current overlaps between the three organisations, while also inspecting the combined £95m funding that the bodies currently receive to develop the adult care sector and workforce.

All three bodies welcome the review. GSCC chief executive Mike Wardle said:

“effective workforce regulation” was needed to ensure adult care staff could deliver on personalisation, and this would become important as more groups were registered.

Jenny Owen vice-president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services also encouraged the review but warned the Department of Health against cutting its overall spend on the organisations.