Workforce planning

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Helping you to have the right people providing high quality care and to help your business grow

We have easy to use workforce planning resources. These can help you to develop a workforce plan.

Why have a workforce plan?

A good workforce plan will help your organisation be more successful and make sure that you have the right people in place to meet the changing needs and future opportunities for your business.

The right people are those who are keen, skilled, have the right values and know what they are doing. These people will provide high quality care and support and help your business to grow.

How our resources can help you

Our resources are especially developed for small and medium sized organisations and explain:

  • what workforce planning is
  • why it’s important
  • what are the principles for it
  • who should be involved in it
  • how it fits with how services are commissioned
  • how workforce information should be used including data from National Minimum Dataset for Social Care (NMDS-SC)
  • how to do workforce planning using a step by step method.

Help around planning and developing your workforce

The workforce planning and development tool will help you analyse and reflect on your current approach to planning and developing your existing and future workforce. Complete any of the 9 sections of the tool, and you will receive a free and personalised report based on your answers, and sent direct to your inbox, helping you to understand what works well in your organisation, identify the gaps and priority areas for future development.

We recommend that the tool is completed by more than one person in your organisation to gain a broader insight into your organisations strengths and weaknesses. This will provide you with the opportunity to either formulate a management review of specific areas, develop your leadership and management practice to meet CQC standards or help you develop a more positive and inclusive workforce plan.


Our practical workbook has everything you need  

Our workbook takes you through the whole workforce planning process using a practical analyse-plan-do-review method.

This is done by giving you important questions to answer and key tasks for you to do. This will help you to pull together a clear picture of what your organisation looks like now and helps you to plan for the future.

The workbook comes with a USB which contains all the tools and templates you need.

The workbook costs £20 and can be ordered from our bookshop.

Workforce planning summary

Our free guide gives a summary of how you can do workforce planning using the analyse-plan-do-review method.