Committee considers social care workforce
8 January 2019
The Economic Affairs Committee takes evidence on social care workforce challenges from Skills for Care, the Social Care Workforce Research Unit and UNISON.
- Parliament TV: Social care funding in England
- Inquiry: Social care funding in England
- Economic Affairs Committee
Tuesday 8 January in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster
- Sharon Allen OBE, CEO, Skills for Care
- Guy Collis, Policy Officer, UNISON
- Professor Jill Manthorpe, Director, NIHR Social Care Workforce Research Unit
- Despite warnings about social care approaching a 'tipping point', the system appears to have been resilient to date. Why is this?
- Are there regional differences in the quality and availability of social care? Can these be overcome?
- The Migration Advisory Committee recently reported that providing an easier route for migrants into social care would not help with recruitment problems in the sector. Do you agree?
- Why are there high vacancy and turnover rates in social care and how can they be reduced?
- Does social care need to become more of a profession and how can the career path for social carers be improved?
- Do the public understand how to navigate the social care system? What makes the system complex to navigate for those who require care and their families?