Social Services: Standards

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd June 2022.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Warwick Lord Taylor of Warwick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support local authorities to improve the capacity of community support in the social care sector.

Photo of Lord Kamall Lord Kamall The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Local authorities have a responsibility to ensure there is sufficient workforce capacity to meet the care needs in the local area. We plan to launch the next national recruitment campaign in 2022/23. In addition, care workers are now eligible for the Health and Care Visa and are included in the Shortage Occupation List.

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