Addressing the workforce challenges of integration of health and social care

Developing the social care workforce for the South West

An event commissioned by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) in the south-west was held on 23 April 2012 in place of the standard forum meeting in order to make best value from the contribution of the Centre for Workforce Intelligence.

There was an excellent attendance from across Local Authorities in the South West, as well as the Strategic Health Authority and Care Partnerships. In total 26 people were at the event.

A discussion exercise identified a range of solutions and barriers to integration. The range of activity supporting solutions was noted, demonstrating the level of activity around the south west of practically integrating services.

There were three discussion groups focussing on the issues and practical measures to resolve related to integrating services.


3 presentations on the day included:

Developing the social care workforce for the South West
Virginia McCririck, Independent Adviser to ADASS on Workforce

  • Why is this so important?
  • What is integration?
  • Key elements of a whole system approach to care
  • Key indicators of integration for people over 65
  • Workforce issues relate to each Indicator
  • Laws of integration - Walter Leutz 1999


Sector Skills Councils support for integration across health and social care
Marc Lyall, Regional Director, Skills for Health and Teresa Morrison, Area Manager, Skills for Care

  • Outline
  • Highlight national joint products
  • Local work together
  • DH priorities
  • SfC and SfH services and products
  • Joint working to date
  • Joint workforce transformation
  • Local initiatives
  • Joint National work going forwardOpportunities moving forwards
  • SfH products and servicesSkills for Care 2012/13 Business Plan


Workforce leadership challenges for integrating social care and health care
Professor Rhidian Hughes, Head of Social Care, CfWI

  • Overview of the CfWI
  • Our mission, vision and values
  • Our strategy 2012-14
  • Our priorities 2012-13
  • What we have done in 2011/12
  • Publications in 2011/12
  • Communications
  • Workforce leadership challenges for integration
  • Demographics and long-term conditions
  • Financial stringency, productivity, quality and savings
  • Personalisation, choice and control
  • Regulation, safety and risk
  • Commissioning and care markets
  • Improving intelligence
  • Skills and capacity – education and training
  • White Paper ambitions
  • Opportunities ahead and discussion
  • Integration at all levels
  • Good quality, meaningful data
  • Bottom up approach to planning
  • Employers taking responsibility
  • What next?

Related downloads

Report / presentations from the event Download PDF document