The social care sector is facing a staffing crisis. The sector is already struggling to recruit, with estimated shortages of around 122,000 roles and a quarter of staff on a zero-hours contract. International recruitment is vitally important for social care and a restrictive immigration policy will make this harder.
This session will consider the way forward for the social care workforce. It will offer views on how we can overcome the political and economic challenges to recruit and retain a higher quality workforce – that can drive standards and change the shape and standing of the sector.