Adult social care worker report: SCIE response

21 October 2020

Responding to the Skills for Care report, The state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England, Social Care Institute for Excellence Chief Executive Kathryn Smith says:

“We’re grateful to Skills for Care for publishing today’s report. It’s concerning that many vacancies still exist, especially at a time when preparations are being made to protect care services as we head for winter; and at a time when social care is a growing sector.

Kathryn Smith continues:

“We say in our Beyond Covid report that the workforce needs to move from low pay, low recognition and poor conditions; towards higher pay, better conditions, progression and development. The workforce also needs to have parity of esteem with the NHS. We agree with Skills for Care that careers in social care offer job satisfaction that also makes a difference to people. It’s time to recognise that with Government action”.

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