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Social Care Hub - A Free Recruitment Service for Care Homes

This service is offered by the Health & Care People Team who are the workforce focussed arm of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care System. Their goal is to support local health and care services in recruiting permanent staff and they would encourage care homes to contact them before any external recruitment providers.

To generate a pipeline of employment ready candidates they:

  • recruit candidates with the right values and behaviours, who may be new to the sector, have personal experience, or be returning to care and looking to secure permanent employment
  • complete CQC acceptable NHS pre-employment checks
  • ensure that all candidates complete the NHS statutory and mandatory training, which includes:

Course name
Fire Safety - Level 1
Health, Safety & Welfare - Level 1
Infection Prevention & Control - Level 1
Moving and Handling - Inanimate Loads
Safeguarding - Adults & Childrens Awareness Level 2 and Adults Level 3
Preventing Radicalisation - Awareness of Prevent Level 3
Speak Up (speaking up about concerns and why it matters)
Oliver McGowan
Patient Safety (essentials for creating patient safety and preventing avoidable harm)
Medicines Optimisation
Data Security Awareness
Cyber Security
Fraud Awareness
Mental Capacity Act
Mental Health Act


If you are a care home with a vacancy to fill and wish to use the service:

  • contact the Hub (mailto:ssot.icspeoplehub@mpft.nhs.uk) and provide your vacancy information
  • they will match your requirements against their pool of candidates, looking at previous experience, location, and shift requirements
  • suitable candidates will be offered to you for 2 free “shadow shifts”
  • if you decide a candidate is suitable, you may offer them a permanent role on your terms
  • there will be no minimum service requirement or financial cost to you


For more information or for an informal discussion please email mailto:ssot.icspeoplehub@mpft.nhs.uk


A care home in Uttoxeter who used the service said:

“From the first time we were introduced to the Hub, Julie and Lisa have been brilliant. There has been so much support from them and the process has been explained thoroughly from Day 1. We would highly recommend this service to anyone who is looking to recruit staff”


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