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Skills for Care launch Workforce Development Strategy

"Skills for Care has launched a Workforce Development Strategy to help create a capable, confident and skilled adult social care workforce across England.

The strategy, developed in partnership with employers, key partners and the Department of Health recognises that the 1.6 million people who work in the sector are one of the most valuable assets in social care.

The Government's Vision for Adult Social Care: Capable Communities and Active Citizens emphasised that people have an important part to play in taking forward the reform programme, people with the right skills working in the right places. The Workforce Development Strategy supports employers in developing a workforce that is equipped to achieve greater personalisation.

The strategy also offers clear deliverables to support workforce commissioning, planning and development to meet the new vision and priorities for adult social care.

The implementation of this strategy to meet the vision will be led by those working in the sector, their employers and employer-led organisations by people who use services, carers and by those wider assets in neighbourhoods and communities which contribute to make it a reality."

To read the full story, visit the Skills for Care website.

The Workforce Development Strategy can be downloaded here. 
The Recruitment and Retention Strategy can be downloaded here. 
The Workforce Development Fund is available here.


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