Recruitment and retention

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The need for care and support continues to grow, creating more demand to increase the size and skills of the adult social care workforce.

Effective recruitment and retention of a caring and skilled adult social care workforce has a central role to play in delivering high quality care and support.

Seminars to support your recruitment and retention

We're running a series of seminars to help you attract, interview and recruit workers with the right values, behaviours and attitudes. Find a seminar in your area here


We have lots of tools and resources to help you recruit and retain the right staff.

Our Finding and keeping workers site will support you with your recruitment and retention challenges, with useful tools to help you deal with some of the most common issues.

If you employ your own care and support staff as an individual employer we have a dedicated site to help you.

Take a look at our values based recruitment and retention toolkit to make sure you have people with the right attitude to work for you and provide high quality care. 

Our I Care…Ambassadors initiative is a great way to promote your organisation to potential recruits and help motivate your existing staff.

If you’re looking for someone to work in a leadership role in your organisation take a look at our National Graduate Management Training Scheme.

We can also help you to find the right people with the right skills to work to become social workers.

If you’re looking for pre-employment training our sector route-way has now been established as the pre-employment support process for adult social care in England.


How can we support recruitment and retention? 

We want know if and how you've used our resources, specifically Finding and keeping workers, and if you think there's anything missing. Even if you haven't used them, we want to hear from you. Your feedback is vital so we can develop our guidance to better support the recruitment and retention needs of the sector. 


More support

We offer bespoke support to help you with your recruitment and retention challenges, including help to attract more people, recruit candidates with the right values and behaviours as well as create a work environment where employees want to stay. For more information please contact

Seminars to support recruitment and retention

These seminars will give you practical ideas to help you recruit people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes.

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