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  1. National Care AssociationThe Workforce Challenge for Dementia Care20 October 2010 Glen Mason Director of Social Care Leadership and Performance Department of Health

  2. Context • Rising demand • Rising expectations • Diminishing resources • Localism, decentralisation and “Big Society”

  3. Social Care Workforce • 1.6mpeople in the adult social care workforce and half work in residential care, mainly in the private sector • 60% of employers have 10 employees or fewer • 115,000 people employ Personal Assistants • There are 76,000 qualified social workers in total across the adult and children’s sectors • The workforce is predicted to grow by up to 2 million by 2025

  4. What are we trying to achieve • Passive to Empowered • Static to Holistic • Narrow to Broad

  5. Six Ps - Paul Burstow • Prevention • Personalisation • Protection • Partnership • Productivity • Plurality

  6. The Timetable • Health White Paper • SR • Vision for ASC • Public Health White Paper • Law Commission Report • Long Term Care Commission Report • Taking forward ASC reform

  7. Social Care Workforce Strategic priorities • The Adult Social Care Workforce Strategy is intended to boost the status of the workforce • We are working on five strategic priorities for the workforce to help us deliver the strategy Leadership, management and commissioning Leadership skills are crucial to improving the quality and efficiency of adult social care Recruitment, retention and career pathways A variety of jobs and careers are offered by the Sector, but the status of social care remains low

  8. Social Care Workforce Strategic prioritiesContinued.. Workforce remodelling Personalisation will require more sophisticated workforce commissioning which looks at the aggregation of individual choices made by service users Workforce development The workforce needs to learn the skills to respond to care needs of people with long-term and complex conditions. Integrated working between social and health care and other services People who use services want the workforce to work across professional and organisational boundaries to meet their needs.

  9. National Dementia Strategy • Objective 13 – an informed and effective workforce for people with dementia • “All health and social care staff involved in the care of people who may have dementia to have the necessary skills to provide the best quality of care in the roles and settings where they work. To be achieved by effective basic training and continuous professional and vocational development in dementia.”

  10. Workforce Advisory Group • Established to support the implementation of objective 13 of the National Dementia Strategy • Members include representatives of Royal Colleges, higher education institutions, professional and regulatory bodies, Sector Skills Councils, people with dementia and carers • Met for the first time on 7 July 2010

  11. Dementia workforce reports • Reports on the scope and training needs of the dementia workforce recently commissioned by Skills for Care and Skills for Health on behalf of DH • The Scoping Study Report and Mapping Existing Accredited Education/Training and Gap Analysis Report were published on 8 September 2010

  12. Dementia - next steps • Workforce Advisory Group further developing its work plan • Use of existing networks to share information about dementia education and training • National Quality Board System Alignment in Dementia Care Subgroup also considering workforce issues

  13. Thank you Contact Glen Mason Director for Social Care Leadership and Performance Department of Health Glen.mason@dh.gsi.gov.uk 0113 2546804