Skills for Care welcome you to be involved in the development of the new care workforce pathway.

Skills for Care and the DHSC are working in partnership on the development of a new care workforce pathway for adult social care. The pathway will reflect the skills, behaviours and expertise needed to deliver high-quality, personalised, and compassionate care and support. 

Phase 1 of the care workforce pathway, which focuses on care and support worker roles, has recently been published.  Phase 2 will focus on Registered Manager, Deputy Manager, Personal Assistant and Enhanced Care/Complex Care Worker roles.

For the Enhanced Care/Complex Care Worker role, there’s a recognition that this isn’t an existing formal role. We know some areas are piloting new enhanced roles and / or care workers are undertaking activity that’s above the Category B in the phase 1 of the pathway. 

Skills for Care has commissioned York Consulting research organisation to carry out qualitative interviews with organisations and/or local systems across a range of practice specialisms, to undertake a deep dive into what skills, knowledge and behaviours people have/need who are undertaking an enhanced role or an enhanced level of care and support. 

Skills for Care are looking to speak to providers across a range of specialisms, including those with mental health, older people, people living with dementia and learning disabilities. 

They expect the conversations to last between about 20-30 minutes, either as an individual or together with colleagues and if you would like to be involved in this important piece of work please let Emma White know and she can make the necessary contact arrangements.

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