Turning Point responds to the Cavendish Review

News item posted: 04 April 2014

The Cavendish Review makes a number of recommendations on how the training and support of healthcare assistants and social care support workers can be strengthened to ensure they provide care to the highest standard.

In response to the Review Fiona Ritchie, Turning Point's Managing Director for Learning Disability Services said;

"The focus the independent Cavendish Review brings to the issue of training and support in health and social care is welcome. The review is completely correct when it states that healthcare assistants and social care support workers are the providers of some of the most fundamental and personal care to people who are ill or living with long term conditions. As such, we cannot afford to overlook the importance of their training. It is clear that investing time and effort in training and support will lead to a better standard of care across the health and social care system and we fully support the implementation of these recommendations."