Social care workforce
The Coalition Government's response to the 2008 financial crisis led to reductions in publicly funded social care. It is important to look at whether this has affected the workforce.
In 2012 and 2013 all 152 councils in England provided an NMDS-SC return, but the coverage for each individual data item varied. For more information on the coverage, completeness and methodology of this data please see the Health & Social Care Information Centre website.