Workforce intelligence

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

Updated: State of the workforce, 2021

Take a look at the new interactive visualisation and report on workforce characteristics, issues, and trends in England, 2021.

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Monthly trackers

We have set up monthly trackers for key workforce measures relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic including total staff, vacancies, occupancy rates, and sickness.

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Exploring our data

We've started using an interactive tool on our website which allows you to see and understand our workforce data in a more visual way.

The first one allows you to compare over 18 workforce characteristics between multiple local authority areas. 

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Our workforce models allow us to produce estimates of the whole adult social care workforce. 

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We use the data we collect and analyse, write and present twenty seven different reports Our offer consists of two distinct areas; 

  1. funded work that allows us to provide free publications, reports and briefings   
  2. reports, intelligence and analysis commissioned specifically by you to meet your requirements.

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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.  

We've produced this video to help explain how important this information is.

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