The scale of the staffing crisis in UK social care is eyewatering. 580,000 extra workers are needed by 2035 to keep pace with the needs of our growing population. With low wages and no policy focus – the only realistic option is to make better use of the current resources, whilst maintaining the argument for greater resources and greater government focus.
This year has seen rapid adoption of new technologies in social care, but what’s in store for 2021? Jonathan shares his thoughts on where he sees regulators and government focusing their attention.