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Supporting adult social care provision by planning ahead

Today’s Adult and Health Social Care Committee report provided the first update on progress made with the Care Sector Workforce Development Strategy 2023 – 2026 which was endorsed by the committee in March 2023.

The plans outline the Council’s aims of making sure that everyone in Sheffield lives in a place they can call home, in communities that care, doing things that matter to them, that they are celebrated for who they are and that when they need it, they receive care and support that priorities independence, choice and recovery.

The Adult Social Care Strategy commits to valuing the social care workforce and addressing workforce sustainability and equality. The priority is to take forward actions that deliver on that promise for our entire care sector workforce in Sheffield. We need a skilled, valued and engaged workforce to be able to support individuals to achieve their wellbeing outcomes and live the life they want to live.

Councillor Angela Argenzio, Chair of the Adult Health and Social Committee at Sheffield City Council, said: “It’s vital that we plan ahead in a robust way so that we can deliver the best adult social care services that we can, now and in the future. Like many local authorities we are facing huge challenges, but I’d like to highlight just how much positive work is taking place and that progress is being made, working with our valued partners. We value our workforce, internal and external, and we are grateful to all those professionals working in many different caring roles and the positive difference that they are making to the lives of people who need support and care in Sheffield.”

The detailed committee reports are at: Adult Health and Social Care Policy Committee - Wednesday 31 January 2024, 10:00am - Sheffield City Council Webcasting (