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165,000 vacancies in adult social care and counting

Recent research has found that there are currently around 165,000 unfilled roles across adult social care in the UK.


This means the number of vacancies has more than doubled compared to last year – marking the largest annual increase on record.


Even more concerningly, 28% of the current social care workforce is made up of staff aged over 55 meaning they are likely to retire in the next 10 years.


Managerial roles are in particularly high demand, with some 32% also older than 55.


The report notes that this high turnover rate is a result of poor recruitment and retention from businesses, rather than a decrease in demand.


Kate Terroni, chief inspector of adult social care, says: “There needs to be more focus on long-term planning and investment rather than short-term sticking plasters.


“With 165,000 vacancies in adult social care, there needs to be a real step change in thinking about how to attract and retain staff, with better pay, rewards and training linked to career progression. If this doesn’t happen, people will be at increased risk of harm.”


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