Care problem is non-resident

10th March 2006 at 00:00
It's a mistake to identify training capacity as the primary reason for a skills shortage in the care sector (FE Focus, February 17). As a care training provider, we have to eliminate around 50 per cent of care staff from every course because they do not comply with the three-year residency requirement that ensures government funding for their training.

The Government was told two years ago that encouraging the employment of non-resident workers and then refusing to train them would lead to the problems we now face in every sector, not just care.

Ron Thacker UK eLearning Loughton Seedbed Centre Langston Road Loughton, Essex

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