We’ve all heard that our ageing population is creating a burden on NHS services. With more and more people living longer – the average life expectancy in the UK is now 81 years – the UK government needs to act now before it’s too late. As we establish ourselves in 2018, we need to start thinking about how our tax money is being spent within the health sector to prevent a greater healthcare crisis in the near future.
With England being home to 1.45 million social care workers, it’s important to understand the social care workforce, what it looks like, who can benefit from it and how we can increase the number of individuals who work in this sector.
Encouragingly, 2017 was a great year for social care initiatives. A report on the long-term sustainability of the NHS and adult social care was released in March of 2017, along with a local government committee report on adult social care. These reports acknowledged that a skilled, competent and well-led social care workforce is crucial to developing durable social care services that can keep up with our ageing future.
Social care apprenticeships were also a big part of 2017’s success. Last year, 99,220 people took part in these apprenticeships, and this number is expected to increase in 2018. This means that we can expect the overall number of qualified social care workers to also increase, which is great news for society as a whole. It’s not rocket science: the more funding and support we put into our social care sector, the better equipped we are to dealing with our ageing population in a way that is both positive and productive.
The role of Better Healthcare Services
Better Healthcare Services is dedicated to improving the quality of life and standard of living of elderly individuals or those who need extra social support. We understand that it can sometimes be difficult to provide the care that your clients require. This is why we are experts in developing and managing recruitment solutions that work for you. Our aim is to ensure that you have the support you need to do your job efficiently. Specifically, we offer four main social care services:
- Temporary/contract recruitment – we can provide temporary or emergency care staff as and when you need them.
- Permanent recruitment – we can help to fill vacancies at your organisation, generally within senior management and director positions.
- Master vendor recruitment – we can coordinate and deliver temporary or permanent staff members through a Master Vendor Agreement established with your organisation.
- Management information – we can create bespoke financial reports for you based on your use of our services.
We can help you today
If you need a helping hand with your social care services, you can contact us today 020 7929 2975. Better Healthcare Services are big enough to support and small enough to care, which means that we can give you the personalised help you need in a way that is helpful and efficient. We will also work with you to develop a bespoke recruitment strategy that is designed to support you and your staff, ultimately ensuring that you have the tools to provide outstanding social care to those who need it.
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