Training and Professionalization of Care Workers across Europe Event

The launch of the Helpcare Training and Professionalization of Care Workers across Europe event within the Health +Care conference and exhibition was a tremendous experience for the project team. We directly engaged with over 200 delegates and were able to disseminate our findings, share knowledge and learn from each other.

London Presentation

More information can be found in our July 2017 newsletter.

Unison’s Homecare Training Survey Report

Since 2010, huge reductions in social care budgets have impacted on the quality of homecare for the elderly and disabled in the UK.

This report details the findings of the research and states that many carers are expected to provide  care with little or no training and this care includes the sort of tasks that were previously carried out by district nurses.


Training and Career Opportunities Vital to Tackle The Recruitment Crisis


In the Guardian online Carolyn Downs comments on the Helpcare project research results to date.  Research has shown that many staff have a negative view of their work, but giving them the opportunity to gain skills and qualifications would make the job more attractive.  Problems of recruitment and retention have been explored and the first stage of the research is now complete. Carolyn comments “we hope to develop innovative education practices for the qualification and professionalisation of health and social care workers”

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