Agency worker spend – adult and children’s social care

(including all types of spend on care e.g. learning disabilities, mental health, physical disability, etc.).

1. Provide the following information on agency (1) (temporary) and bank staff spend (2) for 19/20 (April 2019 to March 2020) and forecasted spend for 20/21 (April 2020 to March 2021)

(1) Agency workers are defined as temporary workers supplied through an agency. This excludes interim workers and fixed term contract posts.
(2) A bank is defined as a flexible pool of workers, typically clinical, allied health care and administrative staff. These workers can be substantive staff able to work additional shifts or non-substantive workers who sign bank contracts with the trust/CCG/Local Authority. Banks are typically seen as an alternative to using agency staff to cover shifts on a temporary basis.

Please see the information in the table below:

April 2019 – March 2020 Agency spend £9,512,481
April 2019 – May 2020 Temp Bank spend £1,581,548.50


April 2020 – March 2021 Agency spend £1,770,179
April 2020 – May 2021 Temp Bank spend £423,489.64

2. Based on the agency spend provided above, provide a further breakdown by clinical and non-clinical staff 

We do not recruit and/or engage clinical staff at the council

3. Indicate the names of the top five agencies for spend on agency staff across all staffing groups in 19/20 and the spend associated to each agency if available.

Please see the information in the table below:

Liquid Personnel Limited £1,788,354
Sanctuary Personnel Limited £1,607,053
Eden Brown Limited £1,168,629
Caritas Recruitment Limited £1,087,813
Tripod Partners Limited £745,560

4. Is your organisation considering implementing or becoming part of a collaborative staff bank (3) at a Sustainability Transformation Partnership (STP)/Integrated Care System (ICS) level?

(3) a collaborative staff bank enables bank workers to access shifts at your own and other organisations participating in the collaboration.