Workforce strategy is short on detail

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

The vision of Putting People First – the Government’s new workforce stategy – could herald a fundamental shift in the way care and support services are provided to some of the most vulnerable people in society, says the National Care Forum (NCF).

NCF executive director Des Kelly said the strategy had the challenging task of translating the aspirations of policy into everyday practice.

‘The National Care Forum has consistently argued that it is essential to focus attention on workforce issues,’ said Mr Kelly.

‘It is disappointing that the lack of detail in Working to Put People First means that there remains much to do to ensure the confident, competent workforce for social care that the strategy espouses. It’s all in there – there is even a nod to the need for fair workforce terms and conditions – but in the end it offers directions and not a map.’

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