Response to NAO report on adult social care workforce

8 Feb 2018 10:57 AM

Commenting on today’s National Audit Office report on the adult social care workforce in England, Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission (CQC), said: "People who use adult social care services, their families and carers, need skilled staff who are valued and properly supported to carry out ‎their critically important roles to deliver great care.

"We share the National Audit Office (NAO) concerns about the difficulties the sector faces in recruiting and retaining care staff, nurses and managers and see evidence from our inspections of the detrimental impact this can have on the quality of care people receive.

"The NAO report highlights some of the key issues that need to be addressed in the discussion about the future of adult social care as we look forward to the publication of the Government's Green Paper later this year."