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Title: Quality Care Partnership

Quality Care Partnership
  • 2005
  • (Established by the Learning Skills Council
  • Sally Gretton General Manager

Honest Broker
  • Quality Care Partnership is a not for profit
    organisation, limited by guarantee, accountable
    to a Board of Directors.
  • An honest broker to the care sector.

Quality Care Partnership
  • Sub-contract training delivery to 30 training
  • Provide contract management, quality assurance of
    delivery and data management.
  • Social Care Broker in South Yorkshire.
  • Sector source of independent advice and guidance.

Quality Care Partnership
  • A partnership of care sector employers from older
    people services, disability services, mental
    health services, residential and domiciliary.
  • 275 employers engaged mainly private and
    independent sector providers.
  • Partnership with training delivery providers, key
    stakeholders, Sheffield Health Authority, Local
    Authorities, Learning Skills Council, TOPSS and
    Business Link South Yorkshire.

Mission Statement
  • Quality Care Partnership will represent and
    support the care sector in the development of
    quality standards, through the provision of high
    quality workforce development solutions.


The Care Sector- what is it?Who does it
mean?Which settings are people employed in?
Social Care
  • Care of older people.
  • Care of adults with disabilities.
  • Care of adults with mental health problems.
  • People with long term chronic illness or terminal
  • Care of children and young people.

Care Includes
  • Care of older people in residential and nursing
  • Care of people in their own homes.
  • Care in day care centres.
  • Care of people in sheltered housing.
  • Care of people in hostels.
  • Care of young people in nurseries and/or with

Care Standards Act 2001
  • Introduced National Minimum Standards in the Care
  • Concerned with improving standards in the sector
    including workforce development issues.
    Introduced Commission Social Care Inspection.
  • General Social Care Council
  • Highlights required levels of qualifications i.e.
    50 of care staff to NVQ Level 2 by 2005.

Training Opportunities
  • Induction
  • Principles of Care
  • Organisation and the worker role
  • Needs of the Service User group
  • Maintain Safety at Work
  • Effects of the Service setting
  • Foundation
  • Value base of Care
  • Communicate effectively
  • Develop as a Worker
  • Respond to Abuse and Neglect
  • Needs of individuals using the service

Qualification Requirements
  • Care Staff NVQ Level 2 in Care 50.
  • Senior Care Staff NVQ Level 3 in Care.
  • Registered Managers Award and NVQ Level 4 in
  • Assessor/Verifier Awards.
  • Skills for Life.

Quality Care Partnership can offer the following
funding, primarily to the private care sector,
but some support is available to the public sector
  • Quality Care Partnership receives funding from
    the following sources
  • Learning Skills Council brokerage funds.
  • European Social Fund Invest in Skills 20
    employer contribution.
  • Employer Training Pilot train2gain.
  • TOPSS Sector Skills Council in development.
  • Business Link South Yorkshire Investors in
    Peopleand Leadership Management.
  • Local Authorities funding through the
    TrainingStrategy Initiative.
  • Care sector employer contributions.

Membership Scheme
Care Employer Contacts QCP and Agrees to Join as
a Member
No Membership Fee Complete Application Form
Workforce Development Plan Completed by Business
Consultant/Workforce Development Manager
Access to a range of workforce development
opportunities, NVQ Levels 2, 3, 4, RMA, Assessor,
Training Provider Signs up Organisation and
Learners on Programme
Training Commences
  • In addition, access to the Following Services
  • Free Induction/Foundation Training for All Staff
  • Free Training Provided by QCP Workforce
    Development Manager Preparation for
    Inspection/Recent Legislation Updates
  • Investors in People Diagnostic and Action Plan
  • Free Copy of Investors in People Toolkit Links
    IIP to National Minimum Standards
  • Attendance at Employer Forum Voice to QCP
    Board of Directors
  • Quarterly Newsletters/Regular Mailshots of
    Further Possibilities
  • Advice and Access to Workforce Development
    Funding Streams
  • IT Learning Pods
  • LearnDirect Materials
  • Placements for School Leavers
  • Attendance at careers fairs
  • Care Ambassador programme
  • Development of Training Programmes With Primary
    Care Trust/Social Services Departments
  • Social Work Placements
  • QCP as a Resource Centre
  • Dependent on size of business

  • Quality Care Partnership sub-contract to a range
    of training providers, colleges and care
    employers, all delivering training and
    development to the care sector through work based
  • Quality Care Partnership measure quality
    compliance, performance targets contract
    compliance, and financial stability.

AdditionalGovernment Schemes for Individuals
  • Apprentice programme, both young people and adult
    programmes, through the Learning Skills
  • E2E programme.
  • New Deal.

Contact details
  • The Quayside
  • 4 Furnival Road
  • Sheffield, S4 7YA
  • info_at_qcp.org.uk
  • www.qcp.org.uk
  • Tel no 0114 2900558
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