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New statistics on domiciliary care workforceNew statistics on domiciliary care workforce

As plans are underway for a national campaign to recruit more social care workers in England, Skills for Care's analysis of the National Minimum Dataset for 2017/18 provides more detail about the current workforce.

Between 2012 and 2017 the number of domiciliary care jobs increased by 21% from 425,000 to 515,000. The turnover rate was 37.4%, with 66% of the workforce in domiciliary care recruited from within adult social care. The vacancy rate was 10%, amounting to an estimated 53,000 vacant positions at any one time.

Workforce Intelligence Summary - Domiciliary care services in the adult social care sector in 2017/18:

The State of the Adult Social Care Workforce in England, September 2018

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