Attracting and retaining quality workers to meet increasing demand is the number one challenge facing the care and support sectors in Australia. There are many forces putting pressure on the workforce, and we need to act now to prepare for the future. The Human Services Skills Organisation (HSSO) invites you to participate in Confronting the Challenge: The future care and support workforce.
This half-day event, hosted by the HSSO brings together prominent speakers from Australia and the United Kingdom with industry leaders to discuss how we can attract and retain the right people with the right skills to meet current and future demand. We will use the latest data to identify key trends and discuss solutions.
Bernard Salt AM, one of Australia’s leading social commentators who will outline what he thinks about the critical issues facing the care and support sector. What is driving the challenge? Where are the workers? What does the data tell us?
Neil Eastwood, founder, and Chief Executive Officer of Care Friends who will provide insights from his experience with solutions implemented in the UK care and support sectors including worker registration, immigration, wage increases and recruitment initiatives.
Jodi Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer, Human Services Skills Organisation who will provide the overview of what we already know about the challenges confronting the sector and will draw on her experiences in the skills and care sectors to identify and prioritise solutions with attendees.