Skills for Care has launched a new initiative to help care providers overcome workforce shortages.
Over the next two months, the organisation will be sharing information and ideas through blogs, articles and social media posts to ensure providers are #RecruitmentReady.
The news follows the launch of Skills for Care’s three-year strategy, which includes a plan to tackle workforce shortages across the sector.
The training charity has launched a new recruitment resources spotlight page, which collates a range of resources and content including videos, templates, best practice guidelines, training support, and more. New blogs and articles sharing expert insights, as well as interviews from people within the Skills for Care team and those working within the sector, will also be added to the website throughout August and September.
As well as providing recruitment support for managers and those working in the sector, the initiative will also highlight the value and variety of a career in social care for people considering a career in the sector, including school leavers who will be receiving their exam results in August.
Jim Thomas, Head of Workforce Capacity and Transformation, said: “Supporting the recruitment and workforce planning of the social care sector is a core part of our work at Skills for Care, and ensuring that the social care workforce has the right people with the right values and behaviours, is a key element of our strategy.
“We have a wide range of tools and resources available to support social care employers with recruitment and are continually developing new content and projects to develop this further.
“We’re delighted to highlight the recruitment resources we have available through August and September in one easy-to-navigate section of our website, and we hope this proves incredibly useful to employers during these busy and challenging times.”