9 Oct 2019

WCVA has responded to the Social Care Wales consultation on the Workforce Strategy for Health and Social Care.

In our response, we note that the sector 'needs to be involved at every stage of the implementation of the Strategy', but it is unclear 'how the voluntary sector workforce, including volunteers, will be developed and supported as key partners in delivering preventative services in the community'.

We also note that:

  • The sector is referenced very little throughout the Strategy
  • It is unclear how the Strategy may mitigate the potential effects of Brexit, should EU workers be forced to leave the UK
  • There needs to be investment in developing leadership for strategic and sustainable volunteer programmes
  • There needs to be a better understanding of where volunteers can be the most effective and make a difference for patients and service users

You can read our full response here.