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Ƶ response to Government reform package announcement

10 Jan 2024

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Ƶ responds to announced reform package from Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).

Oonagh Smyth, CEO, Ƶ, says:

The announcement from DHSC about their plans for a workforce reform package is welcome as it includes the first version of the Care Workforce Pathway and the introduction of the Care Certificate Qualification, which are both projects which Ƶ has consulted and supported on with the sector.

Building on, and following on from, the Call for Evidence last year, the first phase of development is now complete. The DHSC and Ƶ partnership benefited from invaluable support and collaboration with TLAP who developed the underpinning values, BILD who developed the Practice Leadership role, the Expert Consultation Group who informed the development throughout and of course, members of the adult social care sector, including the workforce and people who draw on care and support, who generously gave their time and insight.

Both initiatives will encourage learning and development opportunities for people working in different care services as well as supporting with the recruitment and retention challenges which we know employers are continuing to face.

I look forward to seeing the impact this package can have for people working in care this year and beyond.

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