Skills For Care
Already in 2012 we are hearing information about the deteriorating jobs market and the shortage of skilled workers in health and social care.
The REC has today reported that a group of government advisors, charity directors and health experts have lobbied the government and shadow government to do more to overhaul the service of those caring for the health & social needs of the nation.
Tom Hadley, the REC’s Director of Policy and Professional Services, says:
“The future of care will be one of the main political debates over the coming year. We need to be at the forefront of this debate by highlighting the fact that delivering quality care means having quality staff in the right place at the right time. Specialised recruiters in the care sector have a crucial but often undervalued role to play here.
“Supporting the increasing number of people who need care is one of the main challenges facing our society. Our industry can play a key role by ensuring that there is an effective supply of suitably qualified and properly vetted staff. Actively promoting this message will be a priority for the REC’s Healthcare Sector Group in 2012.”