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Oct 21

Skills for Care responds to the announcement of funding for a workforce retention and recruitment fund

Posted on Thursday 21st October 2021

In a statement to the Commons, the Vaccines Minister Maggie Throup MP said: "Today I can confirm to the house that we are making £162.5m available of additional funding for social care through a workforce retention and recruitment fund to help local authorities work with providers to boost staffing and support existing care workers through the winter".

Skills for Care CEO Oonagh Smyth said:

The announcement of funding for a workforce retention and recruitment fund recognises the significant challenges as we head into winter that we highlighted in our annual ‘State of the adult social care sector workforce in England’ report, and is supported by feedback from frontline employers.

The fund is designed to help employers find new people with the right values to join our sector, and to support the existing 1.5 million strong workforce who be essential in ensuring people who draw on services can live the lives they want to over the coming winter months.

Watch the House of Commons discussion