CAT - The Health and Social Care Change Agent Team

Who where they and what did they do?

The Health and Social Care Change Agent Team (CAT) was set up in 2002 to assist health and social care communities tackle the problem of patients remaining in hospitals longer than necessary (delayed transfers of care).

Since then their remit has grown, and we now provide advice and support on a wide range of issues that affect the care of older people including

Becoming a Health and Social Carer

There are many nationally recognised vocational qualifications to students nationwide. These courses are provided largely to the care sector and are accredited by the UK’s largest awarding body Edexcel and also ILM and EDI.

There are substantial teams of full-time care training delivery staff in the UK who are backed up by a large team of support staff, who ensure that they are able to support comprehensively the needs of students.

There are many programmes and short courses throughout the UK, and when undertaking your training course, there is support for you either in the workplace or in the classroom. There are training programmes for many sectors of the health industry such as cosmetic dentistry, first aid and caring for the elderly.


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