Direct Care workshops

Following the launch of A Healthier Wales: Our Workforce Strategy for Health and Social Care, Social Care Wales is working with the Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University to develop a national workforce plan for care services (which includes residential care, domiciliary care, day services, shared lives schemes, fostering and adoption services across adults and children’s services).

The overall ambition of the workforce plan is to:

  • have a care workforce with the right values, behaviours, knowledge, skills, and confidence to deliver care and to support people’s wellbeing as close to home as possible;
  • have a workforce that feels valued and is valued;
  • have a workforce in sufficient numbers to be able to deliver responsive social care that meets the needs of the people of Wales;
  • have a workforce that is reflective of the population’s diversity, Welsh language, and cultural identity.

To achieve that ambition, Social Care Wales has drafted a set of actions based on some initial engagement with the sector and they would like to invite staff and managers who are working in care services to take part in an online (Microsoft Teams) workshop to help us finalise the workforce plan.

They will share with you their progress to date and ask for your feedback and seek suggestions as to what else needs to be included to make it a realistic and credible plan.

You sign up to one of the six workforce plan workshops below:

22 June from 9.30 – 11am – English language option – book here
22 June from 1 – 2.30pm – Welsh language option – book here

If you have any queries then please contact Richard Timms at the Institute of Public Care.

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