Resourcing Guidance 

WME are running three campaigns partnership with WM ADASS for Adults Social Care. The campaigns are part of a region wide initiative to ensure we a Regional Talent Bank of expertise for Councils to call upon as and when they need to, to help support our communities.

A new campaign launched to attract workers into the independent care sector and to celebrate the work care staff have been doing to protect the most vulnerable during the pandemic.

It is part of work by the 14 adult social care commissioners across the West Midlands to recruit temporary and permanent staff to deal with the current Covid-19 emergency and over time help councils and providers move into a more sustainable place. We are working towards creating a pool of potential staff for the independent sector to access across the full range of roles, everything from care assistants to cleaners and from admin. staff to cooks.

Come Back to Care

A campaign has been launched to encourage people who have left the profession but remain registered to return to work in adult social care. Retired staff are also being asked to re-register and return.

It has been endorsed by the 14 councils in the West Midlands region which are responsible for providing advice, support and direct care to adults with disabilities and older people with physical or mental health needs, many of whom have been affected by the lockdown or by illness.

Come Back to Care

Social care students in the West Midlands now urged to step up and join fight against Covid-19 outbreak
Council care directors in the West Midlands have widened their call for people with some experience and training in social work or care to join up urgently to help deal with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Step Up Now

We are working to provide you with up to date, useful resourcing material you can use at this time when everyone’s resources are stretched. To date we have produced guidance notes for

  • Digital recruitment
  • Onboarding
  • Right to Work
  • DBS Updates
  • Supporting Adults Social Care
  • Schools Recruitment Services