The article focuses on a recent survey of Learn to Care members’ use of workforce development grants.
* Think about your own or your department’s learning and development needs. To what extent are these met? What are the key issues? Is the main issue money or are other issues more important?
* In supporting workforce development in the voluntary, independent and private sector, one problem appears to be that of capacity, but this may not be applicable to your local authority area. Identify the key problems or issues in your area to do with supporting the learning and development needs of the voluntary, independent and private sector. What are the underlying causes of these problems or issues you identify and how might they be overcome?
* How is your local authority area involving people who use services and their informal carers to improve your learning and development activity, and with what effect?
GUIDE TIME FOR DISCUSSION: 30 minutes per question