Adult social care staff deserve to be recognised and feel valued

Contact UsEngland’s 1.47 million adult social care staff have been asked to help shape policies aimed at ensuring they are better recognised and valued by their employers.

The Minister for Care Caroline Dinenage has called on the adult social care workforce for their views on employee benefits and in the sector, as part of a Government drive to improve recruitment and retention.

Ministers want to know whether their employer offers any benefits or reward schemes, if this influenced their choice of job or makes them feel valued, and if there’s anything else they’d like to see being offered. Examples of schemes offered as part of an employee benefits package include:

• Flexible working arrangements
• ‘Employee of the month’ awards
• Cycle to work schemes
• Discounts on shopping, holidays, cinema, gym, dining and more

Speaking at the ADASS Spring Seminar, the Minister for Care Caroline Dinenage said:

“Many adult social care providers provide outstanding packages of employee benefits, but it is time to ensure better access across the country. Our adult social care staff deserve to be recognised and feel valued for the incredible, life-changing work they do, and I know that this isn’t always the case.

“I want our brilliant adult social care workforce to share examples of employee benefits and rewards schemes offered by their employers. This is their chance to have their say and help shape national policies that could benefit staff working across the sector.”