Welsh Government has launched their consultation workforce aspects of the Phase 2 of the implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care Act (RISCA) 2016.
They are consulting on proposals that support recruitment, retention and working practices in the domiciliary care sector, in order to help it deliver the best possible quality of care.
The draft regulations:
- require providers of domiciliary support services to distinguish between travel time and care time
- provide domiciliary care staff with an alternative to zero-hours contracts
The consultation also seek views on:
- opening the register of social care workers to those employed in regulated domiciliary support services from 2018
- how we may address current challenges in the recruitment and retention of trained social care managers.
The closing date for responses is 7 August. Further information about the consultation is available on the Welsh Government website. (External link)