Social Services: North East

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th November 2021.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase recruitment of care staff in (a) Newcastle upon Tyne Central, (b) Newcastle City Council and (c) the North East.

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

On 3 November 2021, we published details of a new £162.5 million Workforce Recruitment and Retention Fund for local authorities to increase adult social care workforce capacity over winter. This includes £9,355,770 for North East across 12 local authorities, including £1,016,187 for Newcastle City Council, for Newcastle upon Tyne Central constituency.

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