Retention event follow up

Social Care Apprentice plan

Improving retention in social care – what you shouldn’t ignore!

Thank you to everyone who attended our event. We hope you found it useful. If you would like to view a recording of the webinar you can do so below.


You can download a copy of the event slides here: Improving retention in social care (493 downloads )


Q&A section

We have included a summary of the questions asked at our retention event.

We have received a grant for staff retention – what would be the best use for this?

It is important to know why people have left previously so exit interviews or employee surveys would be really helpful to get some insight into this. Fund can then be applied accordingly. Alternatively look at the learning and development plans for existing staff as in our experience that can be a big reason. However it is difficult to give a definitive answer without further information about your organisation.

How can we make retention practices feasible for smaller organisations?

Whilst you may not have different departments for learning and development it doesn’t need to be more complicated than a simple checklist e.g. week 1 a cup of tea with line manager to discuss how things are going, week 2 discuss training progress and so on. You can apply some of our suggestions from today’s event on smaller scales.

Useful links

We have collated a list of links that you may find useful:

Getting Ahead in the race for Early Talent

Our next event will share how you can engage with young people to fill vacancies.

Getting Ahead event

Somerset Care

An award-winning not-for-profit care provider across the South of England.

Somerset Care

LinkedIn Group

We encourage all of you to continue to share and learn by joining our Social Care Recruitment group on LinkedIn

Cohesion Social Care LinkedIn Group

Recruitment requirements

If you would like to discuss any aspects of the recruitment solutions offered by Cohesion, then please contact Amanda Marques 07753 871926

Care Character

The definitive candidate assessment and engagement tool for the care sector.

Care Character

Precious Homes

High-quality supported living and residential care for people with learning disabilities, autism and other complex needs.

Precious Homes

Care Home Open Week

Get involved in Care Home Open Week to showcase both the facilities your homes offer and the career opportunities at your setting.

Care Home Open Week

Care and Support Jobs

View our career in care website

We would like to showcase your care organisation and jobs. We will prioritise those happy to help us promote the new site to applicants.



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