The National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC)
The social care sector is changing and growing rapidly… which means it’s important that the sector has clear, robust evidence of its size and scale to help reinforce its position as a key employer of workers in the country.
Skills for Care’s National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) is an online data collection for the social care sector and is the recognised leading source of robust workforce intelligence for adult social care.
The NMDS-SC allows Skills for Care to collect detailed information online about social care service providers and their employees. Social care providers can register, maintain and access their business information through our online portal – NMDS-SC Online. The data that you enter is being used across the whole sector to inform important decisions. Find how how important your data is by viewing our new infographic.
Skills for Care has used the information from the NMDS-SC to provide a comprehensive overview of the size and structure of the adult social care sector and workforce.