Between 2009 and 2018 the number of jobs in domiciliary care rose by 205,000 or 43%, were created in the UK for care workers. Caring for people in their own home now represents 42% of the social care workforce. The adult social care sector as a whole contributed £40.5 billion to the England economy in 2018 and is set to grow at a remarkable rate!
Skills for Care estimates that 7.8% of roles in adult social care were vacant, equivalent to 122,000 vacancies at any one time. This was highest amongst registered managers at 11.4%. The vacancy rate increased by 2.3 percentage points between 2012/13 and 2018/19. This rise in vacancies, in the context of a workforce that has grown at a slower rate in recent years, suggests that the sector is struggling to keep pace with demand as the population ages.
The population aged 65 and over is projected to increase between 2018 and 2035 from 10.2 million to 14.1 million people in England, an increase of around 44%. This poses potential challenges for the adult social care sector and workforce provision.
Future demographic challenges and the UK Government's stated policy in social care creates opportunity for entrepreneurs.
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