Professionalisation at work in adult social care: Report to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Adult Social Care

Lydia Hayes, Eleanor K Johnson, Alison Tarrant

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

This report provides a picture of professionalisation in adult social care across the four nations of the UK. It considers policy initiatives, current skill and knowledge requirements, workforce registration, induction, training
and the legal regulation of workforce standards. Our focus is the hands-on care workforce. This is the largest constituency of workers in the UK adult social care
sector, the overwhelming majority of whom are women and are employed to provide care in care homes or the private homes of older and disabled people. We also include in this category personal assistants (PAs), i.e. workers who are engaged directly by the people for whom they care and support (or by their family members). The hands-on care workforce is very important for the quality of life of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable adults in the UK and is very important to the future of the NHS too
Original languageEnglish
PublisherGMB Union
Commissioning bodyGMB Union
Number of pages56
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

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  • SPS Centre for Research in Health and Social Care

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