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Ƶ has many ways you can get involved and work with us to ensure the adult social care workforce has the right attitudes, values and skills to deliver high quality care.


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About us

Ƶ is the strategic workforce development and planning body for adult social care in England. We work with employers, Government, and partners to ensure social care has the right people, skills, and support required to deliver the highest quality care and support, now and in the future.


Ƶ helps create a well-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce. Our practical tools and support help organisations and individual employers in England recruit, develop and lead their staff, retaining them from entry level right through to senior leadership and management roles.

Regulated professions

We offer a range of support, information and resources for people who employ nurses, occupational therapists and social workers in adult social care.

Adult Social Care Workforce Data

We provide intelligence and robust data to help empower you to make plans for change based on hard facts. Find out more about our data and intelligence.

Developing your workforce

Explore the importance of developing your workforce through skill-building and professional development initiatives. Learn how to enhance the skills of your employees for improved productivity and success in the workplace.

Recruitment support

Recruiting and retaining employees in the social care workforce is crucial for organizations. Learn effective strategies and best practices for attracting and retaining top talent in this field.

Support for leaders and managers

Managers play a crucial role in social care; not only responsible for supporting those who need care and support, but for taking care of staff and influencing the quality of care across the sector. Find resources and tools to support you to effectively lead and manage your service.


Adult social care funding - Investing in the development of your workforce is important to ensure your workers develop the right skills and knowledge to deliver high quality care and support.

Careers in care

Think Care Careers has everything you need to know about working in social care. Including the different roles you can, what values and skills you need and how you can progress.