To support health and social care staff throughout the changes in health and social care, resources and guidance are being developed for organisations providing adult health and social care. There are increasing pressures on staff and volunteers, with challenges due to staff shortages, growing and changing demands for care and developments in service provision, data and technology.
Some of these resources may be of relevance to the voluntary and community sector:
- Social Care Commitment - a commitment made by employers and employees to provide people with high quality services, with minimum standards for working in care.
- Care Certificate - part of the recommendations folloring the Francis inquiry, the Care Certificate is designed for new care and support staff as part of their training and education
- Common Core Principles to support good mental health and wellbeing in adult social care
- Principles of workforce integration
- Social Care Jargon Buster - Think Local Act Personal and Social Care Institute for Excellence have produced a tool to explain the terminology used by social care and support services.