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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.

Leaders call for action on workforce

25 March 2022

Sector leaders call on Government to deliver a long-term workforce strategy and tackle pay.

Read Joint Position Paper

Workforce News

What does a fair pay settlement for social care look like?

08 September 2021

Panel discussion from #BetterPay4SocialCare including Liz Kendal MP, SeeAbility, Real Living Wage Foundation and others

Book webinar 2-3pm, 8 Sept

Sector-led vision for workforce

20 July 2021

CPA and sector leaders outline requirements for workforce strategy

Read press release and report

Top tips on retention

13 July 2021

CPA and LGA briefing on how to retain social care workers

Read the briefing

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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