The North East Learn to Care region covers 12 Authorities (Gateshead, Newcastle, South Tyneside, Sunderland, Northumberland, North Tyneside, Middlesbrough, Durham, Darlington, Stockton, Hartlepool, Redcar-Cleveland)
The Regions workforce leads face great changes in their roles and in their regions. Whilst we do not meet on a regular basis, we communicate via email and see each other at various working groups, which enables us to share good practice.
We have an excellent relationship with Skills for Care and support the work they undertake in the Region. Gateshead Council is a Lead Partner for the Workforce Development Fund which any adult social care employer can access by becoming a partner. Some of the authorities and many small employers have benefitted from this.
The Learn to Care regional rep for the North East is Amanda Cable, Workforce Development Adviser - Adults, Gateshead Council