Workforce development strategy

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Capable, confident, skilled: A workforce development strategy for people working, supporting and caring in adult social care

Workforce development is increasingly important in ensuring business sustainability. Maintaining business sustainability and developing new business opportunities requires new thinking, leadership, service innovation and employers' investment in a workforce that is capable, confident and skilled.

Skills for Care has developed Capable, Confident, Skilled – a workforce development strategy for people working, supporting and caring in adult social work. This resource focuses on workforce commissioning, planning and development to enable employers to meet the new vision and priorities in adult social care.

It establishes the context and drivers for a changing workforce, and looks at the assets and skills needed the sector. The strategy also focuses on supporting self-direction and dignity, independence and choice to enable people to stay healthy and actively involved in their communities, as well as having maximum control over the services they use.

Workforce development strategy.pdf

The Workforce Development Strategy action plan is a document that details the work being done by Skills for Care, sector partners, local authorities and employers to ensure that the sector has a capable, confident and skills workforce ready to deliver the vision of adult social care as set out in the workforce development strategy.

The plan provides details of what actions are going to be taken to realise the ambition, lists which partners are involved and gives timescales for completion dates.

The action plan is designed to be used with our Recruitment and retention implementation plan which identifies how workforces can adapt to make sure they have a recruitment and retention process fit for the present and for the future.

Workforce development strategy action plan.pdf

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