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1 Policy Research Programme Social Care Workforce Research Initiative Hazel Qureshi Marie McNay

2 Policy Research Programme Outline Policy aspirations and reality Aims of the DH initiative Aims of coordination Overview of projects

3 Policy Research Programme Workforce Composition 922,000 people (87% in adult social care) 30,000+ employers 12% local authorities - area office/field work staff 18% domiciliary care 10% day care services 50% care homes 3% agency staff 7% NHS staff Skills for Care The State of the Social Care Workforce Report 2004

4 Policy Research Programme Aims of this Research Initiative To generate knowledge, based on rigorous research, that will: Improve our understanding of the individual, organisational and wider socio-economic factors affecting recruitment, retention and quality of the social care workforce Examine the impact of developments in the social care workforce on the quality of care provided to service users; Inform the future development of workforce-related strategies designed to achieve improvement in the outcomes of social care.

5 Policy Research Programme Improving Understanding Individual Motivation, attitudes, beliefs, history Organisational Work allocation, training, recruitment, induction, support, supervision, culture Wider socio-economic Central and local policies, labour markets, migration, state of the economy, family structures, technology

6 Policy Research Programme Quality and outcomes Quality of service Staff Competence Manner, how they relate to you Logistics How well organised Outcomes Quality of life maintained or improved Feeling valued and treated with respect

7 Policy Research Programme Aims of Coordination Support connections between researchers, and between researchers and research users Links with other research Encourage and support methodological innovation within and across the individual studies Identify and/or develop intellectual connections between the individual studies

8 Policy Research Programme Overview Recruitment and Retention (3) Training, Skills and Qualifications (2) Graduating in Social Work (2) New Ways of Working (2)

9 Policy Research Programme Projects Varying lengths 6 months to 3 years Range of reports and feedback events planned (see my poster) Further seminars and other coordination to be planned in the light of discussions today


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