Adult social care workforce consultation opens

Posted on February 22nd, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on Adult social care workforce consultation opens

A consultation focusing on the adult social care workforce has been launched by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in partnership with Skills for Care. The deadline for responses is Monday, April 9th.

Those with an interest in social care are encouraged to share their views on what could be done to address a number of challenges facing the adult social care workforce. This includes:

  • how to attract and recruit workers;
  • how to improve retention;
  • how to improve professional development;
  • how to consider the role of regulation and;
  • how to ensure effective workforce planning.

Minister of State for Care, Caroline Dinenage said responses from the consultation would feed into a joint health and social care workforce strategy this summer and will inform the upcoming adult social care Green Paper on care and support.

“The social care workforce is the backbone of the care sector and is dedicated to caring for society’s most vulnerable people,” said Ms Dinenage.

“We know there are challenges – that’s why we need to ensure the workforce is supported to enable the transformation needed to deliver the best quality of care into the future

“I urge everyone involved in, or working in care, to take part in the consultation – this is your chance to help shape the future for the adult social care workforce.”

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