CRS Doctors & Live-In Care have signed up to the Social Care Commitment – the adult social care sector’s promise to provide people who need care and support with high quality services.
What is the Social Care Commitment?
It is a Department of Health initiative that has been developed by the sector, so it is fit for purpose and makes a real difference to those who sign up. Made up of seven statements, with associated ‘I will’ tasks that address the minimum standards required when working in care, the commitment aims to both increase public confidence in the care sector and raise workforce quality in adult social care.
Who makes the Commitment?
Employers make their commitment first then encourage those working in a caring role, whether voluntary or paid, to make their Social Care Commitment so the whole workforce is working towards improving quality and raising standards.
How is the Commitment made?
Making the commitment involves agreeing to the seven statements and selecting tasks to help put those statements into practice. Tasks cover activities such as
- recruiting the right staff
- having a thorough induction
- ensuring a strong culture that values dignity and respect
- effective communication
Doing the tasks provides an official record of work done, which can raise job satisfaction and increase staff confidence.
How do you make the Social Commitment?
Everything you need to know to get involved can be found by following the link below – let’s join together in raising the standards and improving the quality of adult social care in the UK!