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This experimental statistical first release provides national and local level information on the children and family social work workforce in English local authorities for the year ending 30 September 2016. This experimental statistical first release includes information on: number of children and family social workers number of agency workers working…
The Government has named and shamed 360 businesses for underpaying thousands of workers a total of almost £1 million. The biggest ever list of offenders included employers in hairdressing, retail, hospitality and care homes. Excuses for underpaying workers included using tips to top up pay, docking wages to pay for…
Britain needs to recruit and train 1.6 million low-skilled health and social care workers up to 2022, more than any other job in the country, as part of a post-Brexit action plan for the sector, a think tank has said. The IPPR said around 55,000 social care workers are EU…
The number of workers without guaranteed hours or basic employment rights has soared by more than 660,000 in the past five years, a study reveals. The TUC said its research showed those affected by the jump in so-called insecure work included waiters, care workers and education staff. The rise of…
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on a new strategy for healthcare staff in Scotland to close the "gap" in supply. The national workforce plan is aimed at tackling the challenges facing the NHS and social care staff, including the increasing demands of an ageing population. Among the suggestions…
Skills for Care are encouraging large national organisations and lead organisations of employer led partnerships to apply to the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) to help develop the skills and knowledge of their workers. WDF has already helped thousands of employees towards the costs of workers completing adult social care qualifications…
Skills for Care’s latest briefing, Pay In The Adult Social Care Sector, uses intelligence from its NMDS-SC workforce model to focus on the impact of the National Living Wage on care providers. The report provides an early insight into the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) - which came…
Health boards have been forced to pay more than £1,500 for an agency nurse to cover a single hospital shift, new figures reveal. Details released under Freedom of Information showed that NHS Lanarkshire paid £1,565 to an agency for a single shift in 2015-16. Meanwhile, NHS Lothian said the largest…
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