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Looking ahead

We will develop delivery plans for the next 5 years to see the outcomes by:

  • Making sure we communicate our plans widely across the sector
  • Sharing our data and insight with health partners to promote joint commissioning approaches
  • Regular monitoring of the projects to see how the work is progressing
  • Gathering insight from workforce and people using the services
  • Being transparent about the evaluations of the actions

Current activities

Progress towards

Wellbeing
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Here For You service
  • Essex Wellbeing service
  • Self-care and recovery and end of life care emotional support sessions for care staff
 
Promote care
  • Your Career Matters campaign (CoE)
  • PR activity
  • Case studies
  • Care ambassadors (schools/colleges and jobs fairs)
  • Volunteers
Recruitment
  • International Recruitment
  • Recruitment Service (CoE)
  • Your Career Matters campaign (CoE)
  • Recruitment Tips
  • Apprenticeships
  • Over 55s / retirees for part time domiciliary roles 
  • Attract those with disabilities and from disadvantaged backgrounds, and more males.
Perception
  • Centre of Excellence
  • Your Career Matters campaign (CoE)
  • Technology & Digital training schemes
  • Flexible working hours
Health integration
  • ICB board attendance
  • Dementia programme
  • Shadowing, work placements, options for joint recruitment
  • Health training opportunities
  • Pathways of integration
Careers
  • Your Career Matters campaign (CoE)
  • Leadership training
  • Clear career progression
  • Blended roles
Skills and training
  • Nightingale (CoE)
  • Quality Team initiatives
  • Economies of scale procurement of training
  • Complex needs support (for example dementia / disabilities / those with multiple needs)
  • Support delivery of Oliver McGowan training
  • Training opportunities for unpaid carers and PAs
Pay, rewards and conditions
  • Care Worker Charter (CoE)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Essex wage
  • Housing – home sharing schemes
  • Lone worker safety
  • Transport schemes

CoE - refers to activity under the Centre of Excellence which launches 2024

We know that we cannot achieve everything that we want to, but below is a delivery plan that enables us to see the progress we can make by the end of year 1, year 3 and year 5.

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Deliverables

End of year 1 (2023/24)

End of year 3 (2025/26)

End of year 5 (2027/28)

1

Recruitment Service

End of funded service

Paid-for service or no service

 
2

Care Ambassadors

Recruitment of Ambassadors

Ambassador network established

Regionally / nationally recognised

3

International / Refugee Recruitment

Regional project delivering activity using DHSC funds

Normal recruitment routes for providers

 
4

Essex Care Worker Conditions of Employment / wellbeing

If approved, Charter to be agreed and begin to embed in care contracts

Charter fully established in contracts (if approved)

 
5

Centre of Excellence for Care

Launch date TBC

Fully established

 
6

Quarterly Client Level Data submissions DHSC

Complying with national requirement

Complying with requirement

Complying with requirement

7

Transport Support Schemes

Research stage

TBC following research

 
8

Communications hub

Research stage

TBC following research

 
9

Volunteers

Development of volunteer networks TBC

Established volunteer network

 
10

Attract more males & over 55s / retirees

Research stage

TBC following research

 
11

Shadowing/work placements

Development of programme

Established programme countywide

 
12

Economies of scale procurement

Research stage

TBC following research

 
13

Housing - Home sharing schemes

Research stage

TBC following research

 
14

Lone worker safety

Research stage

TBC following research

 
15

Supporting complex needs – working alongside other ECC strategies to ensure staff working with people with complex needs (for example dementia, disabilities or mental health) receive appropriate training. This includes, but not limited to:

  • Oliver McGowan training
  • Managing difficult behaviours
  • Communication skills
  • Managing multiple needs
  • Intermediate care / Reablement needs

TBC

TBC

 
16

Training opportunities for unpaid carers / Personal Assistants (PAs)

TBC

TBC

 
Last updated: 16/05/2024