LGA responds to national COVID-19 social care support taskforce

“We all want to see people working in all care settings receive the support, training and resources they need, which is also a real opportunity to tackle persistent issues which have faced the sector, including the recruitment and retention of staff.”


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Responding to the announcement of the National COVID-19 Social Care Support Taskforce, which will be chaired by former ADASS President David Pearson, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:

“David brings invaluable experience of working in adult social care and public health at what is a crucial time for social care services, which have been under severe pressure both during and prior to the pandemic.

“As a friend of local government, he has worked closely with the LGA and we look forward to strengthening this relationship as we help guide social care through this current crisis and beyond.

“We all want to see people working in all care settings receive the support, training and resources they need, which is also a real opportunity to tackle persistent issues which have faced the sector, including the recruitment and retention of staff.”