Facing the facts, shaping the future - Adult social care workforce consultation

Closes 9 Apr 2018

Opened 20 Feb 2018


In December 2017, Health Education England (HEE) published Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future, A health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027 and launched a consultation to inform the development of a health and care workforce strategy for publication this summer.

The Department of Health and Social Care and Skills for Care, an independent charity and the leadership and workforce development organisation for adult social care, are running this linked consultation to seek views and evidence on what actions could be taken to address a number of workforce challenges specific to the adult social care sector. These challenges are;

-       Attracting and recruiting into the workforce;

-       Improving retention;

-       How to improve professional development;

-       The role of regulation, and

-       Ensuring effective workforce planning;

The outcome of this consultation will feed into a joint health and social care workforce strategy planned for publication this summer. It will also inform the content of the forthcoming Department of Health and Social Care Green Paper on care and support for older people.

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