Our work

two ladies looking at a computer screen smilingWhy we're the right people to talk to

We're the experts because: 

  • the data we collect in the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) gives an unrivalled overview of the social care workforce in England
  • we have 10 years of experience in analysing and interpreting social care data - it's what we do
  • our analysts have worked with leading universities to create our workforce models.

Skills for Care is committed to improving the sector and outcomes for people that use services. Our team combine that commitment with many years of experience in understanding the sector.  

How we can help you

We use our expertise and sector knowledge to turn the NMDS-SC data into meaningful information and insight.

You can commission us to help you: 

  • understand the sector and prepare for the future
  • gain a deeper understanding of the sector or particular issues  
  • identify recent trends and use them to project forwards into the future
  • gain sector context to help with research or other bids
  • compare their organisation to others, or to areas as a whole, to see how your organisation is performing 
  • help with health and social care workforce integration projects.  

To find out more about our analysis services please contact us.

Workforce intelligence updates

You can sign up to receive email updates quarterly. 

You can also visit our news page.

Key workforce publications

Our collection of sector reports give detailed overviews of the adult social care workforce at a national, regional and local level.  

The reports are all readily available on these web pages.

Topics and focussed reports

Our expertise allows us to analyse and share what we know about specific job roles and topics affecting social care in the form of  reports and briefings.

You can access these here.


Get in touch

Find out how you can use our expertise, data and understanding of the adult social care workforce

Contact us