In early 2022 Forum Central surveyed member organisations to help us understand issues affecting the third sector health and care workforce.

In response to this we established a HR Network with representatives from across our specialism networks, who fed into the report’s recommendations. Since our members were surveyed the overall situation has worsened and for some of our members to the extent that it is approaching crisis.

The issues facing the sector are a concern. We have had feedback on a range of issues with recruitment and retention, staff burnout and financial pressures and job security. We feel the risks are extremely significant.

Workforce Survey Report

The Third Sector Workforce Survey Report (pdf) summarises the responses and what we heard from our members, alongside a set of recommendations.

We are sharing this report with our members, our system partners and colleagues to highlight the headline findings, top issues and share our recommendations for system owned actions to be taken in response.