IPC supports implementation of Care Act 2014

Monday, 05 January 2015

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The Institute of Public Care (IPC), at Oxford Brookes has developed a suite of learning materials after being commissioned by Skills for Care.

The learning materials have been created to assist care and support organisations across England implement the Care Act 2014; a large and significant new legislation which comes into effect from April 2015.

The Care Act 2014 aims to make care and support clearer and fairer, putting people’s wellbeing at the centre of decision making. This means that people in need of care will be entitled to receive an assessment and continued care if needed, plus better access to information, advice and preventative services to avoid needing care in the future. Carers will also receive more support and recognition and local authorities will have new responsibilities under the Act.

These training materials are a comprehensive tool which can be used to support staff in care organisations and help build a competent workforce

Prof Keith Moultrie, Director of the IPC at Oxford Brookes

Professor Keith Moultrie, Director of the IPC at Oxford Brookes said: “The Act introduces wide reaching reform of adult care and support and England and will require good change management to implement this huge cultural change across the sector.

“These training materials are a comprehensive tool which can be used to support staff in care organisations and help build a competent workforce, which the Act intends to do.

The learning tools include presentations, videos, case studies and workbooks and are available to download for free on the Skills for Care website.

The IPC is one of the UK’s best known knowledge transfer organisations and works with central and local government, the NHS and providers of public care to support them and provide evidence based solutions to improve the sector.

More information about the IPC can be found on the Oxford Brookes website