Since last summer we’ve been talking to people across Wales and asking them to help us shape the next phase of the delivery of our workforce strategy, A Healthier Wales: Our Workforce Strategy for Health and Social Care.
We’ve listened to what people had to say, we’ve looked at data, reports and policy commitments, and we’ve created a plan of action for the next three years.
Now, we want you to tell us what you think about our plan.
If you’re interested in the health and social care workforce, or if you work in care, volunteer or access care and support services, here’s your chance to have your say.
Sue Evans, our Chief Executive, said: "The sector has made it clear to us that they need their well-being to be supported, with flexible working arrangements, improved terms and conditions and parity with the NHS, in terms of pay, learning opportunities and career development.
“All the evidence confirms that a valued and supported workforce will be better able to provide great quality care and support. Your views will help us prioritise what needs to be done."
Albert Heaney Chief Social Care Officer for Wales said: “This is a real opportunity for all of our stakeholders, and indeed anyone working in or using social care, to share their views to influence and shape this plan.
"It is important to get these actions right to support and deliver for our social care workforce. I look forward to seeing the consultation responses.”
Jenny Williams, Strategic Director Social Care and Education in Conwy County Borough Council and Lead Workforce Director for the Association of Directors of Social Services in Wales (ADSSC) added: “ADSSC are pleased to support this important strategy for the social care workforce in Wales, and we look forward to seeking the views of organisations and those who are affected by or use social care every day.
"This will be really valuable and ensure we have a fit for purpose and relevant approach for the workforce in the future.”
How to respond
Have your say about our proposed actions to support the social care and social work workforce over the next three years.
The consultation is open from 15 May until midnight, 25 June.