Through our people development priority, we want to work together to attract and retain the best people, with the right approach/skills/knowledge and experience, in the right numbers to deliver our vision of helping people live ‘happy, healthy at home’. Our workforce covers those working across our health and care partnership – people employed by the NHS, local authorities, independent care providers and through the voluntary and community sector (VCS).
To help deliver our vision we have four pillars to our work.
- Retaining our workforce by supporting the health and wellbeing of our workforce including access to services to help people experiencing mental ill health, menopause, long Covid or the impacts of the cost of living crisis.
- Leadership and belonging so that people work in an environment that is supportive, inclusive and creates a culture that helps people ‘Act as One’ through a sense of belonging and shared purpose. To do this we are working on shared leadership programmes, organisational development across the partnership and shared opportunities for staff networks to guide our work.
- Embracing new ways of working so that people can contribute to the work of our other priorities and enablers across our partnership. This includes promoting opportunities for collaboration, new roles and learning and development opportunities.
- Growing our workforce so that we can have the right numbers of people working across our health and care system. This includes promoting the breadth of career options for school leavers through to experienced people in other sectors, providing work placement and experience opportunities and creating easier opportunities for entry level recruitment.