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The Size and Structure of the Adult Social Care Sector and Workforce in England
Joanne Ray
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The Size and Structure of the Adult Social Care Sector and Workforce in England

Key Findings

  • The number of people working in the adult social care was estimated at 1.49 million.

  • The number of adult social care jobs in England as of 2018 was estimated at 1.62 million – this has increased by around 1.2% (19,000 jobs) between 2017 and 2018.

  • The number of full– time equivalent (FTE) jobs was estimated at 1.13 million.


Structure

  • The number of jobs within independent care homes with nursing increased between 2017 and 2018 (by 2% to around 295,000 jobs).

  • Registered nurses were one of the only jobs in adult social care to see a significant decrease, down 10,500, or 20% since 2012.


Forecast and Trends

  • If the adult social care workforce grows proportionally to the projected number of people aged 65 and over in the population then the number of adult social care jobs will increase by 36% (580,000 jobs) to around 2.2 million jobs by 2035.


Useful Websites for Social Care Vacancies
https://www.socialcare.co.uk/
https://www.healthsocialcarejobs.co.uk/
http://jobs.communitycare.co.uk
www.jobs.nhs.uk
www.nursingtimesjobs.com

Read the full report here - https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/NMDS-SC-intelligence/Workforce-intelligence/documents/Size-of-the-adult-social-care-sector/Size-Structure-2019.pdf

https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/NMDS-SC-intelligence/Workforce-intelligence/publications/The-size-and-structure-of-the-adult-social-care-sector-and-workforce-in-England.aspx?utm_source=email&utm_medium=enews&utm_campaign=sizeandstructure

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