The Care Act 2014 is the most significant piece of legislation in the adult social care sector since the establishment of the welfare state. The Act sets out in one place, local authorities’ duties in relation to assessing people’s needs and their eligibility for publicly funded care and support. The Act aims to put people at the centre of their care and support and maximise their involvement and requires local authorities to promote integration with the NHS and other key partners.
In order to implement the various features of the Act, local authorities have had to focus on training their adult social care workforce in key areas, including Assessment, Eligibility, Support Planning and Reviews, Strengths Based Approaches, Promoting & Managing Positive Risk Taking, Prevention & Wellbeing and many more. In order to upskill new and existing adult social care workers to keep them up-to-date and compliant with The Care Act, In-Trac has formed a team of social worker trainers, very experienced in this area, to develop an adult social care workforce package. These courses are available to be delivered online in a virtual classroom as well as by face-to-face training. Key topics include: Annual Reviews; Assessment & Eligibility Criteria; Care Act Refresher Training; Holding Different (or Difficult) Conversations; Legal Literacy; Ordinary Residence; Strengths-Based Approaches; Support Planning for Positive Outcomes; Prevention & Wellbeing; Care Act Carers’ Compliance