Provider Workforce Survey
The 5 North London Councils (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington) have collaborated on a joint programme of work in recent years in areas where working together can provide better results for residents from across NCL. One of our main areas of focus has been around supporting the adult social care workforce.
We want to continue to develop our priorities and projects with input from care providers and we want to use this survey to understand your priorities and challenges now so that it informs our programme of work. Last year, the feedback gathered from the survey enabled us to receive £1.2m worth of funding to spend on sectoral workforce needs.
Previous work has included:
Recruitment – development of the www.proudtocarenorthlondon.org.uk
website with information on careers in care and a free job site for providers; matching residents looking to work in care with social care providers that are recruiting; values based recruitment training; information on good practice for providers
Progression and leadership – developing care workers; nurse associate and managerial apprenticeships with bolt on clinical skills that providers can access. Peer group learning and development for nurses. Managers whatsapp group.
Skills – remote monitoring in care homes programme; clinical skills training.
Wellbeing – development of the NCL wellbeing pack; establishment of virtual peer groups.
We want to continue to develop our priorities and projects with input from care providers and we want to use this survey to understand your priorities and challenges now so that it informs our programme of work; particularly in light of changes due to covid-19. We have developed this survey with Skills for Care so that we benefit from their expertise as the sector skills body and so that the findings also inform their priorities in north London.
How we will use your responses:
We will analyse responses to help us better understand the care sector in north London and to help us direct capacity and resources to priority areas.
We will not identify any individual respondent or share your responses with anyone outside the project team.
Through the survey we have a number of areas where we identify particular projects that may be of interest.
You will have the option of providing contact details that will allow us to follow up on areas where you have identified an interest. You also have the option of completing the survey anonymously if you prefer.
We will not use any information in your response to inform commissioning or contract management decisions. It will be used to inform our workforce priorities and support to the social care sector only.
We have left spaces for comments where you may want to explain your answer or highlight wider good practice or ideas for us to consider.
We will also share the overall results of the survey to anyone that provides contact details and through the Proud to Care e-bulletin. We hope it will be of use to providers in deciding your strategies.