Oct 19

Skills for Care responds to CQC's 'State of Care' report

Posted on Tuesday 15th October 2019

Skills for Care Interim CEO Andy Tilden said: “This timely CQC report shows the number of adult social care organisations rated as good has stayed roughly the same at 80%, despite the significant pressures they face, but it adds to the sector wide call for a long-term sustainable funding solution especially as some employers are now exiting our sector impacting directly on people’s lives.

“We continue to work with the CQC and other partners to create a skilled, knowledgeable and values-driven workforce so people can access high quality care wherever they live. This is a challenge that isn’t going away any time soon. Our projections show we will need to fill another 580,000 job roles by 2035, if the workforce grows in line with the population of those aged 65, taking the workforce to over two million in a relatively short space of time.”