One in four social care staff leaving the profession every year

A new briefing from the Health Foundation has highlighted that the future workforce for the NHS and social care sector is at risk without urgent action from the incoming government to establish a sustainable and joined up workforce strategy.

With more than 900 social care workers estimated to be leaving the profession every day, the sustainability of the sector is under threat. 27% of staff left the social care sector in 2015/16, up from 23% in 2012/13. Compounding the issue is a lack of new workers entering the sector. At any one time, there are over 80,000 vacancies for social care jobs in England.

Full article from The Health Foundation, 17 May 2017