What will happen to the staff?
Devon County Council’s redundancy and redeployment policies and procedures are being applied with every effort being made to find suitable employment for the affected staff and to mitigate potential redundancies.
Some staff may not able to secure re-deployment to other services within the authority; this means these staff would be redundant and under Council policy would be offered voluntary redundancy.
These staff would have knowledge and skills valued in the independent residential care sector. Devon County Council has established links with employers from the independent residential care sector and those employing staff with skills similar to that of Devon County Council’s health and social care staff, with a view to highlighting vacancies within the independent sector to our employees.
Research has shown that the independent sector has some recruitment difficulties and therefore this liaison will be of benefit both to Devon County Council employees and the wider economy of Devon in retaining knowledge and skills.