There are over 1.5 million people currently working in adult social care across England. It is anticipated that these numbers will need to grow by 2.6% per year until 2035 to meet future demand. Therefore, the challenge which local authorities face, both now and in the future, is how to develop a sustainable adult social care workforce. This workshop will look to share examples of local authority recruitment and retention initiatives with a specific focus upon how London ADASS has implemented the Skills for Care ‘Commissioning for well-being’ qualification at scale. We will also be asking if the national ADASS Workforce network has the right priorities for 2018/19.

Chairs: Kate Terroni, ADASS Workforce Co-lead & Director for Adult Services, Oxfordshire County Council
Participants: Phil Porter, Strategic Director Community Wellbeing, Brent Council, Suzanne Joyner, Director of Children and Adults Services, Darlington Borough Council & Dame Moira Gibb, Chair, Skills for Care

Please see below for slides that accompanied this session.