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Leicestershire Social Care Development Group

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Leicestershire Social Care Development Group (LSCDG) has been operational since 2006, the aim of LSCDG is to support the workforce development and raise quality for independent and voluntary sector  (IVS) across  Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland.  We work  with over 400 + adult social care providers, that includes; Care Homes, Nursing Homes and Domicilary Care Agencies. Back in 2006  the only course LSCDG arranged was the Moving & Handling Training the Trainer, including Updates, today we run a  series of courses, that are delivered by experienced experts in the field, this includes in house local authority staff and external providers who have been through a robust selection process.  We work with partners who are in touch with IVS and help us formulate and direct the training plan as well as implementing new legislation and procedure.

Fully  Funded Training Plan

How do we support the IVS, well our main function is that we organise and arrange a training plan that runs from April to March each year with a selection of core training, which is funded via the partnership.   The training plan consists of fully funded courses, such as

Moving & Handling


Dementia Education Programme


Mental Capacity Act

Leadership Modules

Please view our training Events page to search for the courses that may interest you. You can download the full training plane from the Events Page

To view  details of the training courses, please view the Events Page .

All bookings are via  the Learning Management System called The Hub. Please see the LMS page for further information.

All courses are delivered in a classroom basis, with some supported by  e-learning .  The e-learning consists of bite size chunks of half an hour sessions to raise awareness in topics such as Autism and Dementia. Other learning resources include downloadable training materials to use in supervisions or group sessions, this includes the common induction standards.

LSCDG works with care providers to use their venue settings  across the city and county  if you have a venue which you can offer, then please contact us lscdg@leics.gov.uk

Recruitment/Career Events

LSCDG works with care providers and other organisations such as Schools, Colleges and  Health to arrange and particpate in career and recruitment fairs, to raise the awareness of social care. LSCDG would be happy to work alongside providers, so if you have an event and need our assistance in promoting social care then please get in touch.  

County & Rutland Providers can also benefit from the local Inspired to Care project.  


Meet the team :

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Naz Hussein - Business & Development Manager

Naz has been with the LSCDG since 2006 and has built strong relationship with the care provider’s,  Naz’s role is to ensure that care providers are supported with their workforce needs , whether this is done by visiting care providers to discuss the support LSCDG can offer, or hold events bringing together providers and informing them with the latest updates in social care.  Naz is also responsible for LSCDG finances  and contract management of all the training commissioned.  Naz is currently working with Health to bring the Health & Social Care Integration agenda forward.

If you want Naz to visit you to discuss any aspect of LSCDG,  then contact  Naz nazir.hussein@leics.gov.uk

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Jill Grimley - Learning & Development Advisor

Jill has been working for the LSCDG since 2010. With a background in Learning Disability Nursing and Social Care Jill is the Learning and Development Advisor for Moving and Handling of People. Jill developed the popular Moving and Handling of People Train the Trainer course and is available to give support and advice to those who have attended as they pass the knowledge on to the workforce. Jill is currently developing some online resources to help refresh the knowledge of people handlers during Covid restrictions.

To get in touch contact Jill.Grimley@leics.gov.uk


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Heidi Clarke - Learning & Development Advisor

Heidi has been working for the LSCDG since 2014, Prior to this role Heidi worked in Adult Social Care for a number of years, predominantly with Adults who have profound & Multiple Learning Disabilities. Some job roles have included, Care Assistant, Adult Learning Tutor and Coordinator and Registered Manager for a Residential Home and a Short Breaks Unit for people with Learning Disabilities .

On a personal level Heidi has a sister with PMLD who lives in a residential home.

Heidi’s role for the LSCDG is to develop and deliver training in Safeguarding, Care Certificate, CQC Best Practice and EasyWrite training.

During Covid 19 Heidi along with Nazir have adapted courses to fit the Digital offer to enable training to continue and for staff to have access to this.


To get in touch contact heidi.clarke@leics.gov.uk

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