At Affinity, we understand the importance of addressing the resourcing crisis within social work provision, and the need for fresh, dynamic thinking to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

So we’re pioneering new approaches to social work staffing, giving local authorities truly agile and responsive solutions which flex to handle their most urgent requirements. We’re helping them to reduce their dependency on locum workforces, which are often costly and difficult to manage and monitor.

Through our innovative managed social work services, we provide our clients with specialist teams of social workers and consultants to undertake specific projects and deliver against clear objectives, at a pre-agreed, fixed cost. We’re there to fix problems like case backlogs quickly and efficiently and take away the pain and stress of recruitment.

Everything we do is monitored, measured and frequently reported on, ensuring that we consistently deliver on targets and give clients confidence that projects are on track. And our market-leading quality assurance model means that we always deliver a high quality, fully compliant service.

Adults services solutions

Recovery taskforce

We provide discrete, fully-managed project teams to clear backlogs of case assessments. Our highly experienced, multi-disciplinary teams deliver quality-assured projects at fixed cost and against specific milestones, generating significant cost and time savings.

We take full ownership of projects, from team selection and management, through to implementation, measurement and reporting. We provide dedicated QA leads on every project to ensure full quality assurance at every stage. This means reduced risk for our clients and a first-rate service, achieving faster results, at less cost.

Our recovery taskforce project teams cover:

  • Social work assessments & reviews
  • Mental capacity assessments
  • Best interest assessments
  • CHC checklists

We work on a fully transparent, ‘payment per assessment’ model, ensuring our clients get full value and maximum impact. Clients only pay on completion and acceptance of the work provided.

Children’s services solutions

Recovery taskforce

At Affinity Workforce we know that the best outcomes for children and young people are achieved through a permanent workforce.

Our unique service offering gives you access to industry professionals with a proven track record of:

  • Developing a unique EVP specific to Social Work
  • Increasing permanent workforce & decreasing dependence on locums
  • Introducing robust assessment processes to ensure high quality
  • Improving internal mobility and retention
  • End to end process improvements across: Attraction / Application / Screening / Assessment / Offer / Safer recruitment checks and pre-employment / Onboarding
  • Graduate recruitment and screening

Our agile approach means that we can work with your internal recruitment teams to improve resourcing outcomes, or we can provide a fully-managed solution on your behalf.

A strong heritage in social care

Established in 2007, our market-leading recruitment brand, Medicare First, has been helping local authorities and charities to recruit brilliant social workers for 14 years. We are trusted partners to more than 160 local authorities and some of the UK’s largest charities, offering a complete range of solutions, from short-term staffing to permanent solutions, from newly qualified social workers to directors.

We provide access to a wide and diverse range of more than 22,000 qualified social worker practitioners, from Qualified Social Workers to Senior Management.

We have a truly national footprint, with three divisions based in London, Birmingham and Manchester. Our specialist recruiters have an unrivalled understanding of the social care sector, and offer bespoke advice to local authorities, based on their own particular needs and objectives