For the majority of courses on offer, priority will be given to
contracted and in house social care providers working within RCT and Merthyr
county boroughs. The service must be
contracted via either RCT or MT Social Services Department. These courses can be accessed on an equal
basis regardless of whether the service is provided by the local authority,
independent or 3rd sector. To
access, the staff member’s work location must be chiefly within the Cwm Taf
The exception to this rule is any training that is covered by health and safety legislation (see appendix for what this covers). Ensuring a robust health and safety culture is an employer’s responsibility that cannot be delegated. Hence there are specific exclusions within the WG circular guidance that accompanies the grant that prohibits use of the funding in this way.