Skills for Care

In pursuit of our mission and vision we'll pursue four strategic priorities that will help shape the make-up of the adult social care workforce, drive forward reform, and ensure that social care is seen as a valued and worthwhile career.

Our approach will evolve over the three years to reflect feedback and the changing landscape.


Supporting workforce capabilities

To ensure staff have the right skills, knowledge, competencies, values and behaviours to meet current and future needs in our communities.


Supporting culture and diversity

To ensure the workforce is treated equally, feels included and valued, and is supported to stay well and pursue their careers in social care.


Increasing workforce capacity

To make sure we have the right number of people, with the right values and behaviours, working in social care now and in the future.


Improving the social care system

To ensure it's well funded, supports people to live the lives that they choose, and attracts the right people to the workforce.