Over two-thirds of Scottish #carehome providers struggling to fill positions

Whatever the specific model for a workforce fit for the future they have some intrinsic and consistent elements:

  1. Autonomous frontline workers able to make decisions and supported to take action
  2. Self managed teams where the emphasis is on collegiality and outcomes – a sense of making a contribution that matters
  3. Professional respect with colleagues in other teams
  4. Being part of a multi-disciplinary team with clear escalation routes and an emphasis on locality and flexibility
  5. Light touch oversight through proportionate regulation and appropriate levels of information recording
  6. An emphasis on staff physical and emotional wellbeing as critical to a healthy team
  7. Excellent learning and development for staff who are enabled through rota planning to learn and to develop their skills for whatever career pathway they choose
  8. Appropriate and rewarding terms and conditions as well as a good level of basic pay.

Over two-thirds of Scottish #carehome providers struggling to fill positions

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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