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“Social care cannot continue as a Cinderella service”

This is the forthright and unequivocal statement from the head of the National Audit Office (NAO) on the newly published report* The adult social care workforce in England.  Amyas Morse went on to emphasise that:

without a valued and rewarded workforce, adult social care cannot fulfil its crucial role of supporting elderly and vulnerable people in society

“ – without a valued and rewarded workforce, adult social care cannot fulfil its crucial role of supporting elderly and vulnerable people in society. 

Pressures and demands on the health and social care systems are increasing, so the Department needs to respond quickly to this challenge by giving the sector the attention it deserves and needs, instead of falling short and not delivering value for money.”

R&RA has long argued that unless and until action is taken to ensure that care workers have the training and support they need, little will change.

We look forward to a positive, urgent and appropriately resourced response from the Department of Health….

 

  • The adult social care workforce in England’ 8 NAO 8 February 2018. The NAO scrutinises public spending for Parliament to help the government in its drive to improve public services, nationally and locally.

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