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Your workforce is your most important asset and these pages have been produced to help you develop your existing employees as well as recruit new staff. 
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Latest Information


'Here for you'- 24/7 psychological support service launched - see our wellbeing page for more information



Care worker survey 2020 Findings - View the summary slides and a video summary



Covid-19 Wellbeing Support - mental health and wellbeing support for you and your workforce


Free induction and refresher training available from Skills for Carerapid induction programme (aimed at new staff), refresher training (aimed at existing staff) and a volunteer programme


New (August 2020) My Home Life Leadership Programme - 

click here for more information


Workforce Development Fund announced for 2020/21 - click here for more information


ECC's Nightingale Social Care Bursary and Nursing Apprenticeship Scheme - £1.1m announced to help provide a gateway to training opportunities and qualifications in the care profession

DHSC has launched a new digital tool for social care recruitment. To register click here


Care Worker Survey Results 2019 - presented by Enventure Research


How you can help 

Feedback and Suggestions


Get involved

These pages have been produced using national evidence as well as feedback from Essex care providers. We would like to know your thoughts on the pages, including suggestions for new content. Please email   Do you have best practice guidance or resources relating to workforce issues that you would be happy for us to share? For example good recruitment techniques, how you've reduced turnover of staff, job advert templates etc. Please email

Keep up to date

Keep up to date with information relating to workforce and other social care topics via the following:

Local System Workshops

Previously known as Provider Forums  these are integrated meetings with Health partners and you can find and book a place via our Events page. You will be able to network and discuss issues with other providers, ECC officers and colleagues from Health and other partner agencies. 


Provider Newsletter

Sign up to receive the monthly Provider Newsletter to find out latest news and opportunities relating to social care in Essex. If you have an article you would like included in a future edition please email



Last Updated: 29 January 2021

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