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Social Services: North East

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 76688, tabled on 17 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase recruitment of care staff in (a) Newcastle upon Tyne Central, (b) Newcastle City Council and (c) the North East.

Answered on

25 November 2021

On 3 November 2021, we published details of a new £162.5 million Workforce Recruitment and Retention Fund for local authorities to increase adult social care workforce capacity over winter. This includes £9,355,770 for North East across 12 local authorities, including £1,016,187 for Newcastle City Council, for Newcastle upon Tyne Central constituency.