A Government consultation into addressing the challenges facing the adult social care workforce has been launched. In a consultation launched in partnership with Skills for Care, the department is asking anyone with an interest in adult social care to respond to a six-question survey focusing on:
- attracting and recruiting workers into the sector;
- improving retention;
- improving professional development;
- how to consider the role of regulation; and
- ensuring effective workforce planning.
Care minister, Caroline Dinenage, said: ‘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.’
The responses will feed into a joint health and social care workforce strategy this summer and will inform the upcoming adult social care green paper.