Meet the team

We’ve been providing workforce intelligence for over 10 years. 

Our team of experienced analysts produce and publish reports about the adult social care workforce in England using a variety of data sources.

Our data and subsequent reports are used by the Government, local authorities, care providing organisations,  strategic bodies, universities, think tanks and many others. In addition to our Department of Health and Social Care funded work, you can commission us to deliver bespoke analysis.

You can read more about our work, who we work with or contact us to see how you can use our expertise to gain a valuable insight into adult social care.  You can also sign up for email updates here.

 Dave Griffiths

Dave Griffiths, BA (Hons), MSc
Programme Lead - Workforce Intelligence

Dave has over 10 years of experience leading the team and working with adult social care data, particularly organisational and workforce data.

He has worked on projects with the Department of Health, health bodies, integration sites, the Care Quality Commission, local authorities, higher education institutions and many other analysis projects.

Will Fenton

Will Fenton, BSc (Hons)
Analytics Manager

Will has worked here for over ten years and leads on the production of key reports including the 'Size and structure of the adult social care sector and workforce' and the 'State of the adult social care sector and workforce' reports.

He is experienced in working with social care data and has worked with university researchers, statisticians, local authorities, government departments and health bodies.

Sarah Davison

Sarah Davison, BSc (Hons), MSc              
Workforce Intelligence Analyst  

Sarah has over ten years of experience analysing and interpreting the
NMDS-SC. She is more involved in contributing to the interpretation and sharing of workforce intelligence to help clients use information to plan and make better decisions about adult social care.

Sarah was a care worker before she joined Skills for Care. She likes to see employers making confident decisions with information that we've provided and helping people seek clarity.

Gary Polzin

Gary Polzin, BSc (Hons)   
Workforce Intelligence Analyst 

Gary has a degree in mathematics and a background of data analysis in the education sector. A large proportion of his work is creating our national estimates using NMDS-SC data and other data sources.

He also gets involved in data analysis and writing reports/briefings for different stakeholders. He has become an expert in Excel and other analysis software packages since working with data.

Roy Price

Roy Price, BSc (Hons)       
Workforce Intelligence Analyst 

Roy gained a first class honours degree in environmental science and developed crucial skills to help with his career in analysis including taking measurements and looking for patterns and trends. 

He is closely involved with helping and responding to clients as queries are sent to the team, as well as delivering projects for the Department of Health and Social Care.

Jess Arkesden

Jess Arkesden, BSc (Hons)          
Workforce Intelligence Analyst

Jess has a degree in economics and is new to adult social care. She previously worked for the police and has experience in bringing together different pieces of research and information to form a wider picture. 

Jess has valuable experience in the preparation of data for reports and has completed projects for the Department of Health and Social Care, University of Leeds and other stakeholders. 


Rosy McCaffrey, BSc (Hons)

Assistant Workforce Intelligence Analyst

Rosy has a degree in Mathematics and is new to adult social care. She has previously worked in the retail sector, analysing the patterns and trends of sales data.

She's helped on a number of projects including the preparation of the weighted workforce estimates, written reports and internal monthly reporting.


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