Feb 21

Skills for Care response to 'Working together to improve health and social care for all' White Paper

Posted on Thursday 11th February 2021

Skills for Care CEO Oonagh Smyth said:

“The government’s Health and Care White Paper sets out their proposals for greater integration of social care and health services. We look forward to working with partners in the sector, people who access care and support, NHS and government on the detail to make sure all adult social care employers and the 1.6 million strong workforce can fully play their part.  

“The White Paper commits to further proposals for the reform of adult social care later this year and acknowledges demographic changes where a larger workforce will need support to develop their skills and knowledge. We will be using the work we are doing with the sector on workforce planning, effective leadership and use of the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) to make sure the development needs of the workforce are fully considered as we think about what a post pandemic sector will look like.”


 See the White Paper.