02 December 2021
Professor Manthorpe discusses social care policy on BBC TV
Jill Manthorpe was talking in the context of reported staff shortages in the sector
Jill Manthorpe, Director of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce at King's, featured on BBC TV News at Six this evening talking about social care staffing shortages, particularly those affecting disabled people wanting to employ Personal Assistants. The Unit is a major research centre on this topic with several studies focusing on this part of the workforce.
Prof Manthorpe spoke about social care policy in October on BBC Radio 4's The Briefing Room. She also contributed in an April 2020 edition of the same programme, which focused on social care and the pandemic.
Jill Manthorpe is Professor of Social Work at King's College London and Director of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce, which is part of the Policy Institute at King's. In October, she was appointed by the Migration Advisory Committee to advise on its adult social care commission.
The Unit recently highlighted its Personal Assistants studies on its Twitter account.