National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC)
The leading source of workforce intelligence for adult social care
Helping you to make informed business decisions
Skills for Care's National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) is recognised as the leading source of robust workforce intelligence for adult social care. The NMDS-SC collects information online about providers offering a social care service and their employees. Social care providers can register, maintain and access their business information by clicking the button above to access NMDS-SC online.
Challenging economic times, shifting government policy and changing expectations of those needing care and support are altering the way the social care sector operates. Our aim is to provide outstanding workforce intelligence relied upon by government, strategic bodies, employers and individuals to make decisions that will improve outcomes for people who use adult social care services.
Dashboards now available!
A new way to see and use your NMDS-SC information - NMDS-SC dashboards
A complete guide to the NMDS-SC, to order hard copies please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting the most out of your NMDS-SC...
- Why should my organisation use the NMDS-SC?
- How does NMDS-SC benefit the sector?
- NMDS-SC dashboards
- NMDS-SC reports
The benefits of the NMDS-SC for...
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To access Local Authority guidance and support for completing your NMDS-SC please click here
Further information and resources
NMDS-SC Briefings are a series of short briefing publications highlighting some of the findings and key analyses coming out of the NMDS-SC. Generally they focus on a particular topic area, for example rates of pay, qualification levels, etc.
Additional information and support is available for individuals who employ their own care and support staff.