workforce

Community and voluntary services in the age of austerity

Report that lays bare the impact of austerity on services provided by the community and voluntary sector and on the workers for whom providing a service is not just a job, but part of a deep personal commitment to the people they support.

It is a wake-up call for politicians and society at large that workers in the community sector are approaching crisis point, and it is time to take notice.

Social workers: Workforce risks and opportunities 2012

Information collated to provide an overview of the supply and demand of social workers over the next three to five years. It considers the key factors influencing the estimation of future need of the social worker profession and gives an assessment of the current workforce supply.

It includes regional perspectives and a summary analysis of risks in training. This report builds upon the Workforce Risks and Opportunities: Adult social care report (CfWI, 2011) to bring social work workforce intelligence into one report.

Scottish social services sector report on 2010 workforce data

Key points from the report include:
* the high level of workforce growth which was seen in the sector between the mid-90s and 2005/6 has slowed for the second year running with the social services workforce growing by around 1,000 people, representing 0.5% growth
* the private sector employed an extra 2,000 staff increasing its overall share and making it the largest employer in the sector with 40% of the workforce
* the public sector employs 34% of the total social care workforce
* 69.5% of the private workforce is employed in care homes for adults.