Students To Debate Future Of Health And Social Care

3 November 2011

health and social care

Final Year BA (Hons) Health and Social Care degree students are preparing themselves for the world of work by inviting a panel of experts to discuss changes in health and social care provision.

The group have invited Roger Moors of Social Enterprise East Midlands, Kelly Hart from the Big Lottery Fund, Sandra Pink representing Derbyshire Contract Advice Network (CAN) and Gersh Subhra in his role as a funding adviser for Comic Relief to talk to them at Britannia Mill on Tuesday November 8.

Student Mary Greham, who is set to Chair the event, said: "The coalition Government has pushed forward the idea of local voluntary and community organisations building capacity so they can become engaged in service delivery, but the shift in scale of operation for many of these organisations can be massive.

"As students within the social care profession, we are keen to know how this capacity building will be supported."

In particular, the students are concerned about the growing trend of 'contracting-out' services to external providers from the private sector.

John Bowie, a Senior Lecturer on the Health and Social Care BA (Hons) degree added: "The Health and Social Care sector has seen some major shifts in funding in recent years, and students emerging from Further and Higher Education courses will bring new energy and ideas to a changing profession."

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