IT buses will collect details from care workers
Workforce development agency Skills for Care has commissioned four buses to visit care homes around England to gather staff details as part of a national census of care workers.
The buses will carry IT equipment to give managers at more than 25,000 care establishments and more than a million care workers the chance to add their details to the National Minimum Dataset-Social Care (NMDS-SC).
The NMDS-SC aims to map out job roles, pay, training and qualifications for the entire social care workforce with the stated aim of helping organisations compete for funding and small businesses to benchmark themselves against their competitors.
The census was launched last year and 15,000 employers and details of more than 150,000 employees have been added so far. The national roadshow is launched to support NMDS-SC going live online which Skills for Care is confident will lead to a surge in new data.
Skills for Care chair Donald Hoodless said the database had already given the social care sector some rich d