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14 March 2023

Creating 'good work' in social care

Carol Atkinson spoke at the Health and Social Care Workforce Research Forum

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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.

A summary of the research can be read here.

The Forum is convened by Jo Moriarty, Senior Research Fellow, NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce.