Workforce intelligence

Skills for Care is the leading source of workforce intelligence for adult social care in England.

New report: The workforce employed by adult social services departments in England, 2021

Take a look at the new interactive visualisation and report on the workforce employed by adult social services departments in England, 2021.

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Monthly trackers

Monthly trackers for key workforce measures relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic including total staff, vacancies, occupancy rates, and sickness.

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Trustworthiness, quality and value

The Skills for Care Workforce Intelligence team are committed to the UK Statistics Authority’s Code of Practice for Statistics.

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Exploring our data

We publish and share detailed information about the adult social care sector, we add insight and interpretation via our written reports and have created interactive visualisations to make the data more engaging.


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We use the information collected in the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) to create robust estimates for the size of the whole adult social care sector and characteristics of the workforce.

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Our reports give an overview of specific job roles and also topics affecting the sector such as pay rates, recruitment and retention and Brexit.

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Rich data about our sector...

The data we hold on the adult social care workforce and sector is crucial and informs thousands of decisions that affect how care is delivered, who delivers it and what our future looks like.  

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