Hutt: crisis report must be taken seriously

Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Welsh National Assembly minister for health and social services Jane Hutt said she was committed to working in partnership and co-operation with independent sector providers when she spoke at the Care Forum Wales annual conference in Swansea. Speaking on aspects of the Welsh Assembly¹s policy agenda for social care, Mrs Hutt it was imperative that the work was taken forward on a collaborative basis in full and meaningful dialogue with the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. Referring to the King¹s Fund report, Future Imperfect, which warns of a looming staffing crisis brought about by low pay, inadequate training and low morale, Mrs Hutt said she took the report seriously. “We must ensure that staff are at the heart of our agenda,” the minister said. “They do challenging and demanding jobs, often in difficult circumstances. We must value the important work they do and make sure they are properly trained and supported.” Quoting from the report of the Workforce Task and Finish Group, Mrs Hutt said: “We

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