"Access to the dataset has allowed us to identify the areas that North Lincolnshire will need to address in order to ensure the sustainability of our workforce over the next decade.
The datasets workforce statistics have provided us with oversight concerning the potential gap that will be left in our workforce due to retirement over the next decade. This has had a significant impact on the way we interpret the local authority's role in local recruitment.
We have stepped up our engagement in local recruitment and tailored our initiatives in a way in which is receptive to our new knowledge of recruitment and demographics as a consequence of the Skills for Care data.
We have recognised a need to target younger audiences in the job market and have linked with local media companies to build modern promotional material to recruit from younger age groups. The data concerning age has also stimulated us to approach local educational institutions and provide them with an account of what delegates from our market would like to see in their curriculum so that new care workers from younger age groups are equipped with the correct skills.
All in all, ASC-WDS has provided a great justification to build up a bank of recruitment assets and to engage with local partnerships that will hopefully contribute to workforce sustainability and resilience."