About the Hub

The hub vision - To establish an integrated, sustainable and competent care sector workforce to provide good quality care and support through:

  • Engagement with registered managers
  • Enhancing the quality and focus on outcomes
  • The provision of a skilled and competent care workforce through learning opportunities and new ways of working as new models of care are developed
  • Creating a new and sustainable supply of workforce
  • Developing career pathways and new roles for the future
  • Supporting the sector to innovate and utilise technology
  • Developing innovative and confident leaders
  • Encouraging effective partnership working between care and health sectors
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Penny and Karan are keen to hear from providers about any issues or concerns for the sector, so they can consult with partners to determine what support could be offered to address identified issues.

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Penny Lawlor

Care Sector Workforce Manager

Penny.lawlor@kent.gov.uk
Tel: 07966 271990

Karan Jarvis-Keysell

Care Sector Workforce Officer

Karan.Jarvis-Keysell@kent.gov.uk
Tel: 07815 512710

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The hub provides care sector focused support, including learning and development opportunities.

The Hub is designed to support and work with the wider Care Sector (homecare, residential, supported living and nursing homes) across Older People, Physical Disability, Learning Disability and Mental Health, to improve engagement, identify issues and barriers that are affecting good quality care provision and provide information and advice on new business models, growth, recruitment, retention and sustainability.  The hub will provide care sector focused support, including learning and development opportunities and support for managers. We work in partnership with Skills for Care, Health Education England, Kent Integrated Care Alliance (KICA), Kent Community Health Foundation Trust (KCHFT), Kent and Medway Partnership Trust (KMPT) and NHS England to improve quality in care, sustainability and innovation within the care sector.  The  Hub is supported by the NHS Kent and Medway STP Local Workforce Action Board.