Ensuring vulnerable residents receive high quality adult social care in Kirklees

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Alongside our partners, we are playing a key role to ensure elderly and vulnerable residents receive the care they need.

A key factor in providing high quality care is supporting the independent care sector. That is where the newly established Kirklees Care Association will play an important role.

Kirklees Care Association

Established as a not-for-profit organisation, the care association is jointly funded by us and Kirklees Health and Care Partnership (formerly NHS Kirklees CCG) to provide one single, strong voice, and support network for independent social care providers across Kirklees.

Benefits for care providers

By joining the Kirklees Care Association, care providers can benefit from advice and guidance on best practice across the care sector and access to support for recruiting and retaining a talented workforce.  This will mean residents are looked after by staff with the appropriate knowledge, training and drive to make a real difference to the people in their care.

Recruitment campaign

Alongside this, our In2Care team is running a major advertising campaign this summer to persuade more people to start a career in adult social care in Kirklees.  The campaign fits with national efforts to tackle the shortage of staff across the care sector.

Councillor Musarrat Khan, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care said:

“Our independent care providers are key to ensuring our vulnerable and elderly residents receive the care they need.  I look forward to working with the Kirklees Care Association to develop a strong and stable adult social care market in Kirklees.

“If anybody out there is considering a career change then I would highly recommend a rewarding career in social care in Kirklees.”

 

James Creegan, Chair of the Kirklees Care Association said:

“‘A strong Care Association is crucial for the success of the independent care sector. Our mission is to develop a single, strong voice to positively inform and influence care sector decisions at local, regional and national levels.

“We aim to support care providers to share and develop best practice, offering expert training, quality workshops and advice. By working together, as a strategic partner, we can enable better and stronger quality care for the people of Kirklees. Our ambition is to improve the experience for every person who accesses services or works in the care sector.”

Further information

Care providers interested in free membership of the Kirklees Care Association should contact Jo Byfield.

For support in starting a career in adult social care please visit the In2Care website.