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This includes a recommendation that NVQ targets for foster carers should be included in workforce plans (TOPSS
' North East branch said as more people get older the need for staff in social work, care homes, mental health and aiding people with learning difficulties grows.
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The office is the regional arm of Topss
England, a Leeds-based national strategic workforce development body for social care.
Marie Lovell, vice-chairman of Topss
North East, said: "It's vital that we retain, recruit, and retrain more staff across the region in view of the fact that by 2010 a third more employees in the social care sector will be required to meet the needs of more vulnerable people, including an expanding elderly population.
In the next decade there will be as many as 30,000 new jobs opening up in health and social care in the region in both the public and private sector with work for health, care and social workers, according to Sector Skills Council in Development, Topss
Marie Lovell is vice-chairman of the North East regional committee of the national workforce development organisation, Topss
The award has been given to Topss
England after it exceeded its target of seeing 6,000 people in the region get social care qualifications by 800 last year.
North East trained 6,800 people to work in the independent care sector in places like residential homes.