Reports and Information
Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for social care
We recognise the vital role that our providers are playing in the Covid-19 response and want to reassure and support you at this challenging time. We have established a dedicated Provider Communication Line to answer queries for all organisations that support people with care and support needs, which from Monday 23 March you can reach at
0116 305 7263
8.30 to 17.00, Monday to Friday
Please use this to contact or correspond with us on your questions and concerns, and for information, guidance or support.
We will target a response to emails or specific queries within one working day, and where appropriate we will post answers which may be of interest to other providers on our website. From Monday 23 March we will have a dedicated web page for provider information, resources and Frequently Asked Questions at;
Inspired to Care Social Media
Please do join our LinkedIn Page to be kept up to date with events, hints and tips and to network with other providers in the region.
To head over, please click on the icon above.
Please feel free to head over to our Facebook page to keep up to date on all the things the Inspired to care team have been up to.
To find our page, please click on the icon above.
We have also created our own Instagram page. Head over to see stories, staff and employers are featured, by clicking on the icon above.
Please like, share and comment on our posts to help raise awareness of careers in your services.
If you want your vacancies, service or business to feature on any of our social media platforms, please do get in touch via email@example.com
Other Useful Information
National Recruitment Campaign
The Department of Health & Social Care have recently been running the Adult Social Care Recruitment Campaign #everydayisdifferent, it offers a toolkit and further resources to help support your organisation's recruitment strategies.
Saving Social Care
Saving Social Care - Neil Eastwood has spent many years researching best practice across the social care sector. The book offers useful insights and guidance in recruitment and retention.
Care Friends staff referral app
Happy employees make the best recruiters! This is why employee referral schemes are the best way to find high-quality candidates. Care Friends is an innovative new app that enables you to introduce and manage a successful referral and staff reward programme, without any of the administrative hassle.
To find out more, watch the video below and visit the Care Friends website and watch the videos below.
DHSC Online Forum
The launch of Talk Health and Care by the Department of Health and Social Care took place on the 10th September 2018. It's an online community for staff in health and social care to talk about what matters, share their ideas directly and keep up to date with challenges in the sector. #TalkHealthAndCare