Join us for the FSCC Summer Summit
We very much hope that you will join us at the Future Social Care Summer Summit on the 24th June and help us make the economic case for social care workforce reform and get social care done.
This major Summit will provide a timely and important opportunity to shape and inform the Government’s promise to bring forward proposals for reform social care referenced in the Queen’s Speech which included the statement: “Our adult social care workforce underpins improvement of the social care system, and it is critical to support their development. We will listen and engage with staff groups about how to best support them.” It will therefore focus attention on the urgent need to level-up the social care workforce and that this must be a pre-cursor to wider social care reform.
The Health and Care Bill, which raises the prospect of, but seems unlikely to deliver, parity between – and integration of – NHS and social care services, gives some added urgency to progressing social care reform as it starts its passage through Parliament. Our Social Care Summer Summit will, in the wake of the pandemic, demonstrate the economic benefits of parity, respect and fairness for the social care workforce and make the case that the time for action is clearly now not later.
The Social Care Summer Summit will also build on the outputs and consensus achieved at the FSCC Social Care People Plan Conference earlier in this year and will launch a Social Care People Plan Framework to submit to Government and will make the economic case for a fair deal for social care ahead of the Autumn Spending Review.
- In the wake of the pandemic, the case for parity, respect and fairness in social care is overwhelming AND the time for action is clearly now not later
- Demonstrate why social care is a BIG issue which affects us all – at some point in our lives – and why Government need to act
- Call on Government for immediate progress on social care reform including for the Spending Review to commit considerable funding in order to make seismic reform to the workforce
- Highlight how important the social care sector is for the economy (£46 billion and 1.6 million employees – 6% of the total) and why social care is “broken” (i.e. does not work well for carers, employers, local government and, most of all, users)
- Emphasise that this is a future growth sector of the economy, potentially aiding the recovery, with estimates that employees will need to increase by 520,000 in the next 15 years
- Set out what is required to put the social care sector on a sustainable footing so vacancy and turnover rates are low, staff retention and growth are high – and launch a Social Care People’s Plan Framework at the Summer Summit
If you have any questions regarding the Summit or would like to find out how to join the FSCC, please get in touch with [email protected]