Date of interview: 30 June 2010.
What is the biggest workforce planning challenge facing social care organisations today and how do you think CfWI can support the system to address this?
Roy Taylor: There is a whole range of workforce challenges facing social care today. It is a very large and diverse workforce – we have something like 1.5million people working in social care and social work which is on a par with the NHS. The difference is, its very diverse and there literary thousands of providers, and this makes probably the biggest challenge making sure that we have proper workforce development strategies for such a diverse sector and I believe CfWI can play a crucial part in this because nothing like that has existed in the past.