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England singled out for unsustainable social care workforce plan

All four UK countries are struggling with workforce pressures and it’s clear that none have successfully tackled the issue. But it is striking that the Migration Advisory Committee has singled out England for its inaction, warning that “the conditions now faced by the social care sector are unsustainable”.

In contrast, the committee has commended Scottish and Welsh governments for their “clear action” to address pay and professional status of staff working in care homes and other social care settings.

So is there anything England can learn from its closest neighbours when it comes to workforce reform in social care?

Read this article from the Nuffield Trust on addressing social care workforce challenges.


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