According to Skills for Care, an estimated 18,200 organisations were involved in providing or organising adult social care in England as at 2019/20.
Since 2012/13, the workforce has continued to shift away from local authority jobs (a decrease of 25%, or 37,000 jobs) and towards independent sector jobs (an increase of 11%, or 130,000 jobs). Specialist care, in particular, tends to employ younger people, who are traditionally harder to retain, again according to Skills for Care.
However, as well as the COVID-19 crisis, the upcoming Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Act 2020, which comes into force on 1st January 2021, is going to put an even further strain on the adult social workforce in the UK.
According to The Health Foundation:
"Around 17% of people working in adult social care in England are non-British nationals, with EU workers now making up about half of those – a share that has increased since 2012/13. Even if they were made eligible for the Health and Care visa, the new system would still mean additional cost and barriers to people from the EU compared to the current system of freedom of movement.
COVID-19 has compounded existing workforce issues in health and care and recruiting internationally will be tough next year, even without the biggest change to immigration policy we've seen in decades."
We're here to support you...
Using our built-in Training Matrix, staff are always on top of refresher training and the Care Certificate. In addition, because of the nature of specialist care, evidence from spot checks and regular observations can be captured in Click and used to build a robust evidence portfolio of competence.
When you recruit people with experience, we can help you to value their previous experience and not repeat the Care Certificate and mandatory courses all over again. How many times have you recruited someone and put them through everything, just to be sure? How much did that cost your business? Then they leave and take the evidence with them...
In the current circumstances, Skills for Care has issued recent guidance that face-to-face training should not be used and digital methods for training and assessing learning should be used. We can help, because we have been supporting our customers to do exactly that since 2006.
Social Care Unlimited Course and Certificate Package
Price options are per user per month, inclusive
Our plans allow organisations to recycle licences instead of always purchasing more credits - no hidden charges for changes in staff! If you would like to purchase more than 50 licences, book a demo and know more please contact us.
Why use Grey Matter Learning?
- Our methodology values previous learning, saving time
- Clever accessibility settings including 100+ languages
- 100+ high quality courses, specially written for care
- Join thousands of services and local authorities
- Proven to reduce staff turnover and improve CQC ratings
- Established 15 years - we know what works
- Skills for Care Centre of Excellence, CPD certification
- No hidden charges, we recycle your licences