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10 CARE FACTS 10 Things You Need To Know About Social Care work across the country, about 5% of the total UK workforce. The UK has the lowest incidence of child death through violence 1. 2. 3. 4. services. The social work sector is growing very rapidly – at a rate of 3% per year – and will 5. 6. approximately 1.5 million people working for 39,000 employers across England. An additional one million more employees in adult social care 7. 8. 9. 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, 10. accounting for nearly 18 per cent of all social care spending in England. www.jobsandcareersmag.com 49 continue to grow as the demand for services increases. 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 http://www.jobsandcareersmag.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Jobs and Careers - East of England 2011

THE FAIRY JOBMOTHER
SURVEY YOUR CV
RETURN TO EARN
ROUND THE HOUSES
SPOTLIGHT
EDUCATION IS KEY
AIM HIGH
EMPLOYER EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND CREATIVITY
CHARITABLE BUSINESS
CARING & SHARING
10 CARE FACTS
A GUIDE TO THE EAST OF ENGLAND
NUMBERS IN THE NEWS
USEFUL CONTACTS

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