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Social Services: Standards

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL803, tabled on 8 June 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support local authorities to improve the capacity of community support in the social care sector.

Answered on

22 June 2022

Local authorities have a responsibility to ensure there is sufficient workforce capacity to meet the care needs in the local area. We plan to launch the next national recruitment campaign in 2022/23. In addition, care workers are now eligible for the Health and Care Visa and are included in the Shortage Occupation List.