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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.

Sector-led vision for workforce

20 July 2021

CPA and sector leaders outline requirements for workforce strategy

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Workforce News

Top tips on retention

13 July 2021

New CPA and LGA briefing on how to retain social care workers

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Pause vaccine legislation for care homes

17 July 2021

CPA asks House of Lords to pause and check all facts

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EUSS late applications

29 June 2021

As the deadline passes, CPA guidance updated to include information on late applications

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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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