Losing Out to Amazon: The Growing Crisis in Social Care and Support Staffing

Difficult conversations | 8th March 2022 | 13:00 – 15:30

8th March 2022 | 13:00 – 15:30

The staffing crisis exposed by the Care Quality Commission shows that we’re losing more and more great social care workers to retail and hospitality positions where they can earn a more sustainable living. This is a problem.

In this roundtable discussion, we want to bring the housing sector together to talk about how we can improve the pay and conditions for our valued care and support colleagues in the midst of the competitive commissioning environment that we find ourselves in. How do we reimagine the role of the profession and pay them the salaries they deserve for the wonderful work that they do.

Join us and a panel of experts to diagnose the problem and start to work towards solutions. Change is needed, now.

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Julie Doyle Chief Executive, Longhurst Group

In less than six years as Chief Executive of Longhurst Group, Julie Doyle has ensured a strong platform for future success by reshaping the organisation, achieving considerable value for money savings and delivering substantial growth.

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Jeremy Gray Chief Executive, Evolve Housing + Support

Jeremy joined Evolve Housing + Support as CEO in 2008. He has worked in the homelessness and supported housing sector in London since starting as a full time volunteer at SPEAR Nightshelter in Richmond in 1990.

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Vic Rayner, OBE Chief Executive, National Care Forum

Vic Rayner is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Care Forum, joining the organisation in 2016.

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Stephen Burns Executive Director - Care and Communities, Peabody Group

Stephen is the Executive Director for Care and Communities at Peabody, one of London’s largest and oldest housing associations and charities. 

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Date: 8th March 2022

Time: 13:00 – 15:30

Venue: Central London

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