Skills for Care releases new workforce data


Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Skills for Care has released its second State of the Adult Social Care Workforce report which confirms that the size of the adult social care sector continues to increase as the estimated number of paid jobs across the sector rose by nearly a quarter of a million over the past two years to 1.71 million.
The report covers key areas including a gender profile confirming that about 80% of all jobs in adult social care are done by women as well as the age of workers in the sector and pay levels.
The report shows that 64% of all senior care workers hold care-related qualifications up to NVQ Level 2 or above, at least 39% are qualified up to Level 3 or above and 62% of registered managers are qualified to level 4 or above.
The report also supplies data for employers about vacancy and turnover rates as well as well as looking at skills shortages and gaps across the sector.
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