New Care Act workforce planning tools launched
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Skills for Care and the National Skills Academy for Social Care have launched new workforce capacity planning tools to help employers prepare for the implementation of the Care Act in April 2015.
Workforce capacity planning helps employers to work out whether or not they have the right mix and numbers of workers with the right skills and knowledge to implement care and support reform. The tools were commissioned by the Department of Health to support employers implement the Care Act which will have significant implications for the adult social care workforce in England.
The result is two new resources – the workforce readiness tool and the workforce capacity planning model.
Skills for Care says the workforce readiness tool will help employers reflect on their current workforce, their skills and knowledge and how the Care Act may require a change of approach. By answering the questions in the tool employers will receive an individual ‘readiness report’ via email. Employers needing some support to help them think through the issues of implementing change can take a look at the workforce capacity planning model which is designed to help employers start a discussion and guide their thinking using different elements of the to prompt them.
- The workforce readiness tool and the workforce capacity planning model are available at www.skillsforcare.org.uk/careact