The adult social care workforce in England

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Author: Morse, Amyas


The Department of Health and Social Care is not doing enough to support a sustainable social care workforce. The number of people working in care is not meeting the country's growing care demands and unmet care needs are increasing. While many people working in care find it rewarding, there is widespread agreement that workers feel undervalued and there are limited opportunities for career progression, particularly compared with similar roles in health. This, along with tough working conditions and a poor image, prevents workers from joining and remaining in the sector. There are around...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Labour market; Equity; Sustainability; Employment; Industry

Keywords: Working conditions; Wage rate; Work incentive; Job satisfaction; Career choice

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: [London, England]: National Audit Office, 2018

Physical description: 51 p. (report) + 12 p. (summary)

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ISBN: 9781786041791

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 133.410

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