Workforce risks and opportunities: Adult social care
A report to review the key workforce risks and opportunities within the adult social care workforce in 2011 and beyond.
The social care and health system is facing a period of unprecedented change. This in itself presents both risks and opportunities as new structures and ways of working emerge. Social care faces increasing levels of demand, which need to be met at a time of reduced levels of public funding overall. This impacts on the capacity for training and development within the sector, which itself has an ageing workforce with high turnover rates.