Jobs and Careers - East of England 2011 - (Page 49)
10 CARE FACTS
10 Things You Need To
Know About Social Care
work across the country, about 5% of the total
The UK has the lowest incidence
of child death through violence
The social work sector is growing very
rapidly – at a rate of 3% per year – and will
approximately 1.5 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 to meet the growing demand of
an ageing population.
The private sector is the major
employer of social carers, employing
about two-thirds of the total.
Approximately £2.2 billion was spent in
London on social care in 2007/08,
accounting for nearly 18 per cent of all social
care spending in England.
continue to grow as the demand for services
Adult social care is one of the fastestgrowing
sections of the economy with
of any developed country in the world.
Some experts attribute partly this to the
interventions and work of social workers.
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
in the UK aged over 75 will increase from 4.4
million now to 7.6 million by 2037.
In 2005, social care in England was separated into
children’s social care services and adult social care
There are approximately one million people
working in social care and social
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