Training for Domiciliary Care Workforce

10 January 2019

Training for Domiciliary Care Workforce

In December 2018 the Social Care Council contacted Social Care employers across Northern Ireland to make them aware of available monies to support learning and development opportunities for Domiciliary Care workers.

The funding is available to pay for backfill/staff time across all levels (Domiciliary Care Workers, Domiciliary Care Worker Supervisors and Domiciliary Care Managers) to attend face to face events or undertake digital learning in enhanced (above Mandatory) training areas.

Priority training areas identified are:
-Management of Dysphagia
-Medicines Management
-Continence Management
-Outcomes Based Approaches
-Loneliness and Social Isolation

In addition to these core areas other enhanced training is eligible.

This Transformation Funding, available on a ‘first come first served’ basis is anticipated to extend into the 2019/20 financial year.

Whilst payment for training events cannot be funded, the Social Care Council is working with other partners, including RQIA and PHA, to deliver free training in the 2019. Details of these and further developments, including a Social Care Project ECHO, will be communicated in the New Year.

If you feel you may benefit from this programme, please speak to your Employer in the first instance or contact the Project Manager, Mervyn Bothwell, at the Social Care Council on or 07436 584349. 

Click here to access the payment form.


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