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10 1 2 workers. Care facts How much do you know about social care? Test yourself against our top ten facts. social care facts There are approximately one million people working in social care and social work across the country, about 5% of the total UK workforce. The UK has the lowest incidence of child death through violence of any developed country in the world. Some experts partly attribute this to the interventions and work of social 3 4 by 2037. The starting salary of a social worker is similar to that of a nurse, teacher or policeman – averaging a gross weekly pay of £408.50. It is projected that the number of people aged over 75 will increase from 4.4 million now to 7.6 million 5 care services. In 2005, social care in England was separated into children’s social care services and adult social 7 8 population. Adult social care is one of the fastest-growing sections of the economy with approximately 1.5 9 10 The private sector is the major employer of social carers, employing about two-thirds of the total million people working for 39,000 employers across England. An additional one million more employees in adult social care are forecast to be needed by 2025 in order national care workforce. Approximately £2.2 billion was spent in London alone on social care in the financial year 2007/08, 6 The social work sector is growing very rapidly – at a rate of 3% per year – and will continue to grow as the meaning that the capital accounted for nearly 18 per cent of all social care spending in England in that year. to meet the growing demand of an ageing demand for services increases. september 2011 careers 131

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Careers with Hayley Taylor 2011

Editor’s letter
Hayley's foreword
Home work
Meet The Fairy Jobmother
I need an agent
How to write the perfect CV
Be the best
From business virgin to Virgin boss
Staying positive during your job search
Kick start your career
The benefits of business education
How to make work work for you
Legal rights
Balancing benefits and businesses for working mums
Earn more work less
Shades of Green
Getting into retail without selling yourself short
What to wear
Work on a plate
Franchises: it’s all in the name
The Ultimo success
Working that net
Building a career in property
Donate your career to charity
Supporting the support
Cross purposes
Tender, loving social care
10 social care facts
Foster care: a blossoming profession
Best of British
Jobs of the future
10 Top Tips to get that dream job
Your questions answered

Careers with Hayley Taylor 2011