Care at home: challenges, possibilities and implications for the workforce in Wales

Mark Llewellyn, Marcus Longley, Malcolm Fisk, Trevor Boutall, Carolyn Wallace, Marina Roberts

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The Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care, University of Glamorgan with Insight Social Research and The Management Standards Consultancy were commissioned by the Care Council for Wales (Care Council) to undertake a study on the professional
care at home workforce and the implications for the workforce of moving towards new ways of working.1 In short, the project was commissioned to answer three key questions:
1. What does the care at home workforce currently look like?
2. What is the future vision for care at home and its workforce?
3. What do we need to do to move the current workforce towards the vision?
The study began in Autumn 2008 and this document is the culmination of much information gathering over 18 months. The methodological approach2 taken by the research team3 to answer
these questions was a broad and inclusive one: including working across different client groups: acute and chronic illness, frailty,
learning disabilities, mental health and physical disabilities and sensory impairment; fully exploring the realities of care at home:
research with service users, carers and care workers, as well as all of those that manage, assess and commission them; understanding the reasons for variation in challenge: age, gender, complexity of need, ethnicity, rurality, language of choice etc;
responding issues raised by Steering Group: procurement and commissioning, recruitment and retention, training, qualifications, resources, data, policy.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCare Council for Wales
Number of pages139
Publication statusPublished - May 2010


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