The social care workforce

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

Membership of the Social Care Association (SCA) carries many benefits, says the organisation�s chief executive NICK JOHNSON.

The social care ‘workforce’ – it is spoken about in every setting from Care Councils, Skill for Care to MPs and regulators. Some go so far as to risk a number – one million, one-and-a-half million. Rarely, if ever, do these conversations catch the real meaning of what that workforce is.

Whatever the number, we know that 84 out of every hundred people working in social care are women. We know many are part-time and most are over 35. They are also heavily involved in qualifying training but do come and go from this work – or with

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