14 March 2023
Creating 'good work' in social care
Carol Atkinson spoke at the Health and Social Care Workforce Research Forum
Carol Atkinson, Professor of Human Resource Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, presented her research on good employment in adult social care. Over 50 practitioners, researchers and policymakers attended the event which was part of the Health and Social Care Workforce Research Forum webinar series. Carol highlighted the systemic change needed to create genuinely good work and the lack of training opportunities for social care managers but also pointed out the ways in which organisations which took part in the research had been able to achieve changes to recruitment and retention and implement values based recruitment.
The Forum is convened by Jo Moriarty, Senior Research Fellow, NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce.