Social Care Reform: Workforce & Unpaid Carers

The Government has a new long-term vision for delivering adult social care in England that puts people and families at its heart. It is a vision that promotes independence and enables people to live well as part of a community, as well as providing more support for the workforce.

Developing Adult Social Care Workforce

Over 1.5 million people work in social care, caring for and supporting people at the heart of their communities. We want everyone working in social care to be recognised and valued for their dedication and for their vital role enabling the dignity and independence of the people they support.

As the population grows and more people are living longer with more complex needs, it is essential that we continue to build a workforce with the right skills and knowledge to deliver high quality, personalised care now and in the future.

Our long-term vision is that adult social care offers a rewarding career with opportunities to develop and progress, where staff have the right skills and training to deliver the highest quality of care, and where their wellbeing is prioritised.

To understand how these changes will impact ASC workforce please click here to read what is changing.

Supporting Unpaid Carers

Millions of people across the country play an important role in caring for their friends and family, and we recognise that for some this can be a significant commitment.

We will improve information, advice and support services for people with caring responsibilities, recognising the important role they play and empowering them to achieve the life goals that matter to them.

Click here to find out what is changing


For all other information from the Government about the ASC Reform please click here.