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Adult social care workforce

1.6 million people work for adult social care providers in England. That’s more than the NHS at 1.4 million.

They support some of our most vulnerable citizens to live as independently as possible, in their own homes or in residential and supported living settings.

CPA works with care providers as employers, and with national and local policymakers on key issues affecting the workforce.

Exploitation of migrant care workers

24 October 2023

CPA working with DHSC and Home Office and calls for "swift resolution".

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Workforce News

International recruitment: updated guidance

23 August 2023

Guidance sets out principles and best practice benchmarks for all employers

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Integrated workforce planning

17 August 2023

Lincolnshire, and Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent ICSs on joint approaches to recruitment, retention and training.

Read their stories

Volunteer Responders and social care

17 August 2023

Refer clients to Volunteer Responders, and tell DHSC what roles could support social care in future

About Volunteer Responders

Guidance and Information

About the care workforce

Key data on the adult social care workforce – who they are, what they do, where they work

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Workforce strategy

Information and calls for a long-term strategy for the social care workforce

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Recruitment and retention

Guidance, tips and useful links on recruiting and retaining care staff

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Guidance and information for employers and staff on applying to the EU Settlement Scheme

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Flu vaccine for care workers

Guidance for employers on maximising uptake of the flu vaccine amongst care workers

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Coronavirus and the workforce

Guidance and information for employers and staff on COVID-19

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