HomeCareDirect have signed the Social Care Commitment to improve practice along with many other providers!

Social Care Commitment

We have made a public commitment to improve our workforces and encourage staff to make private pledge to improve, under Social Care Commitment initiative. We have been invited to sign an online commitment to improve our practice as part of a national initiative to improve workforce quality launched this week, and we have done this.  We are proud of our services here at HomeCareDirect but there are always improvements that can be made.

The Social Care Commitment, developed by Skills for Care, is designed to help implement the code of conduct and national minimum standards for staff launched earlier this year, by encouraging employers to make public commitments to develop their staff and employees to make private pledges to improve.

We have promised to make improvements against seven standards – including supporting staff to develop their skills, providing supervision and making sure staff understands safety and quality standards – with deadlines for completing them. Our commitment will be published on the Social Care Commitment website so you can see how we are doing with this.

The seven commitments for staff are: working responsibly, upholding dignity, working co-operatively, communicating effectively, protecting privacy, continuing to learn and treating people fairly. For each commitment have committed to at least one of a series of tasks set out by Skills for Care, by an agreed deadline.

Skills for Care will shortly provide a way for people to search for care providers who have signed up to the commitment on their website.  For full information on the Social Care Commitment click here.

HomeCareDirect are proud to be part of this project and to commit to be part of the promise to improve the quality of care and support offered in adult social care in England.  We’d love to hear your thoughts on this so please get in touch with us here.