Social care workforce in Wales comes of age
By RHIAN HUWS WILLIAMS, chief executive of the Care Council for Wales
The social care workforce in Wales has come of age. Anyone in doubt should look at the statistics. They’ll see the figures speak for themselves.
Today the Welsh social care workforce is supporting 150,000 people, which means that at any one time, one in 20 of the population is receiving social care.
Social services also account for £1.3bn in public spending, employing around 88,000 pe