Capable, Confident, Skilled
A workforce development strategy for people working, supporting and caring in adult social care
This workforce development strategy is intended to support workforce commissioning, planning and development to meet the new vision and priorities in adult social care. It is the basis for future support for all types and sizes of existing and emerging employers, as well as for the workforce, volunteers, carers and people who use services. That support will equip those providing social care with the right skills to deliver safe and high quality services. The intent is to put a real focus on supporting self direction, dignity, independence and choice where as many people as possible are enabled to stay healthy and actively involved in their communities, while those who need support have maximum control over the services they receive.
In the future, workforce development will be increasingly important in ensuring business sustainability. New delivery models will emerge and begin to compete in an increasingly diverse social care market. Maintaining business sustainability and developing new business opportunities will require new thinking, leadership, service innovation and employers' investment in a workforce that is capable of delivering as the market develops.