The Adult Social Care sector is facing an urgent staffing crisis with more than 100,000 vacancies across the country and staff who have been burnt out by the pandemic leaving the profession for better paid work in retail or distribution. This has terrible consequences both for the NHS and for vulnerable people who cannot access the care they need.
Urgent action is needed now to stem the loss of valued social care staff. Yesterday, I asked the government to fund an immediate retention bonus and a permanent pay rise for social care staff. You can see my question here > >