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Workforce key to social care reform - Gildernew

14 May, 2018 - by Colm Gildernew

Sinn Féin Spokesperson for Carers Colm Gildernew MLA has welcomed the inclusion of social care in the Workforce Strategy, published by the Department of Health today. 

Speaking after meeting with NISCC on social care, the Fermanagh & South Tyrone MLA said: 

“I held another productive and insightful meeting with NISCC’s Colum Conway and Kevin Mulhern on a range of issues including the need for Adult Social Care reform and valuing our social care workforce.

"There are many challenges to the delivery and sustainability of high standards in social care.

“Sinn Féin welcome the inclusion of social care in the Department of Health’s long overdue workforce strategy. Many of the gains for transformation can be found with supporting social care.

“I have been engaging with a wide range of groups and organisations on the 'Power to People' report and I am encouraged by the determination of the sector to address the challenges. We need to ensure that this determination is harnessed by involving everyone in the discussion and decisions on social care reform.” 

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