Responding to the publication of Skills for Care State of the Adult social care sector and workforce report Danny Mortimer, co-convenor of the Cavendish Coalition and chief executive of NHS Employers, which is part of the NHS Confederation, said:
“This is a stark reminder of the ongoing and very difficult workforce issues that exist social care. Social care desperately needs long term investment across the sector to improve services, boost wages and help the recruitment and retention of these important roles in our communities.
“All of us working across social care and health are clear that the present immigration system has failed to help social care and needs urgent reform. We are also clear that the government must act decisively to ensure a long term strategy for investment in the social care workforce, that makes working in social care a more attractive and valued career in the current challenging labour market.”