Workforce sustainability, through innovation

Recovery Champions

Covid-19 caught us unprepared. We found ourselves dealing with something we had never experienced before. Now we must prepare for whatever comes next even though the future is full of uncertainty. There may well be further spikes; there will be phases of recovery, which will be different for each of us; and there will be the emergence of whatever the next normal is going to be.

Throughout the pandemic, we have been listening to, and supporting, care workers and managers through DAWN, our free support and well-being forum. Most recently we have joined discussions about what the care sector needs now, and what it is going to need into the future.

It is time to support exhausted front-line health and care staff with a new, proactive approach to recovery, resilience and regeneration.

Recovery Champions will lead the way.

Recovery Champions

Covid-19 caught us unprepared. We found ourselves dealing with something we had never experienced before. Now we must prepare for whatever comes next even though the future is full of uncertainty. There may well be further spikes; there will be phases of recovery, which will be different for each of us; and there will be the emergence of whatever the next normal is going to be.

Throughout the pandemic, we have been listening to, and supporting, care workers and managers through DAWN, our free support and well-being forum. Most recently we have joined discussions about what the care sector needs now, and what it is going to need into the future.

It is time to support exhausted front-line health and care staff with a new, proactive approach to recovery, resilience and regeneration.

Recovery Champions will lead the way.

Welcome to Talent for Care

We created Talent for Care to bring sustainability to our care sector, through innovative workforce solutions.

Before Covid-19, care worker retention was the number one priority for workforce sustainability. It remains a priority through Covid and, no doubt, after Covid.

However, there is an immedaite need to support front-line staff through the pandemic, prepare for recovery and whatever comes next – the new normal.

The same principles we applied to transform care worker retention – innovation and investment in personal development of care staff – are now essential to prevent a large scale fallout from the pandemic, with the risk of staff experiencing burn-out or post-traumatic symptoms following their outstanding response to the challenges and uncertainties of COVID-19.

While Future Focus, our innovative retention programme, is a medium term investment in staff well-being and retention, Recovery Champions is the immediate answer to the need for support from exhausted care workers and managers.

Recovery Champions Talent for Care

More than 70% of care home managers in England – surveyed between May and June 2020 – reported that they had concerns about staff morale and their mental health and wellbeing.

International Long-Term Care Policy Network

June 2020

Almost a third of social care staff leave their job each year. This rate has increased year on year, from 23 per cent in 2012/13 to 31 per cent in 2017/18 – equivalent to 1,000 people leaving their job every day.

Closing the Gap

The Health Foundation, The King's Fund, Nuffield Trust, March 2019

55% of respondents to our Care England/Talent for Care survey reported increased or significantly increased staff turnover, while only 18% managed to reduce it, over the last 3 years.
Care Worker Retention - Can We Fix the Leak?

Care England and Talent for Care, November 2019

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