Social Services: Vacancies

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st October 2021.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle labour shortages in the social care sector.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

A national recruitment campaign for adult social care will be launched in the autumn. We are also providing free and fast-track disclosure and barring service checks for staff recruited in response to the pandemic and promoting of adult social care careers in Job Centres.

We will invest at least £500 million across three years in social care workforce professionalisation and development, wellbeing and mental health support, which will support retention of staff in the sector. We continue to work closely with the sector to understand how we can further support recruitment and retention.

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