Multi-million pound fund to boost adult social care workforce
On 21 October 2021, the Department for Health and Social Care announced that care homes and home care providers will benefit from a new £162.5 million workforce retention and recruitment fund to bolster the dedicated care workforce.
Local authorities across England will soon be able to access the fund based on their need, helping to boost the number of people working in adult social care and supporting those already working in the sector to continue to deliver high-quality care.
The ring-fenced funding, which will be available until the end of March 2022, will support local authorities working with providers to recruit staff.
It will also be available to help retain the existing workforce – through overtime payments and staff banks of people ready to work in social care – and will provide further capacity to support their health and well-being through occupational health.
The fund is part of a series of measures in the short and longer term to support social care and ensure there is the right number of staff with the skills to deliver high-quality care to meet increasing demands.
To read more about this announcement, please visit: Multi-million pound fund to boost adult social care workforce – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)