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There are 1.65m jobs in adult social care and adult social care employers contribute £41.2 billion to the English economy.

This evidence review looks in depth at the workforce issues and opportunities faced by the adult social care sector. The review encompassed 190 academic, policy and other research and intelligence sources, and involved 13 stakeholder consultations.

This report will not only inform our three-year strategy for Skills for Care but we hope will also inform the broader debate across the sector. The challenges and opportunities identified are not new:

  • overcoming recruitment and retention problems
  • workforce development; and
  • supporting workforce equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing.

Download the evidence review and sector consultation