Social care workforce

The social care and social work workforce is the backbone of this country’s care system. If we are to ensure that children and adults are looked after in a way that preserves their dignity and peace of mind, it is vital that we have a world class workforce that is skilled, dedicated and valued and supported to do its best.

NHS whistleblowing helpline to be extended to social care staff

The whistle-blowing helpline for NHS staff is being extended to staff and employers in the social care sector from 1 January. There is also a new number for the service, … Read more → – NHS whistleblowing helpline to be extended to social care staff

Developing a transformed care and support system

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David Behan – Director General of Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships gives a video blog update on the progress made during the engagement the DH has been running in … Read more → – Developing a transformed care and support system

Caring for our future: workshop 4

The fourth of the four workshops took place on Friday 2 December and brought together the seven discussion leaders and their reference group members. Watch three films to see what Helena … Read more → – Caring for our future: workshop 4

Peter Hay – creating a more diverse and responsive care market

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Peter Hay, discussion leader for the Caring for our future exercise talks about creating a more diverse and responsive care market.

Webchat about Caring for our future

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David Behan, Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships and Imelda Redmond, Chief Executive of Carers’ UK and discussion leader for Quality, will be answering your questions … Read more → – Webchat about Caring for our future

Caring for our future

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In his latest video blog, David Behan, Director General of Social Care talks about Caring for our future: shared ambitions for care and support. David explains how you can share your views … Read more → – Caring for our future

Seasonal flu immunisation programme 2011/12

David Behan, Director General for Social Care, for Local Government and Care Partnerships has written to commissioners and providers of social care services about the annual seasonal flu immunisation programme. The … Read more → – Seasonal flu immunisation programme 2011/12