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industries MEDICAL CARE 10 Adult social care is one of the fastest-growing sections of the economy, with approximately 1.5 million people working for 39,000 employers across England. According to the September 2011 Census, there were 53,140 Healthcare Assistants, showing an increase of 1,628 (3.2%) since 2010 and an increase of 23,954 (82.1%) since 2001 (an average annual increase of 6.2%). During 2010-11 an estimated total of 543,000 adults of all ages received homecare through their local authorities. There are approximately one million people working in social care and social work across the country, about 5% of the total UK workforce. Around 36% of people receiving homecare in 2010-11 received intensive support compared to just 22% in 2002. (Source: Community Care Statistics 201011: Social Services Activity Report) CARE FACTS 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. GETTING YOUR HEAD AROUND INDUSTRY FIGURES IS IMPORTANT FOR ANY CAREER MOVE. IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT GETTING INTO CARE, HERE ARE THE MAGIC NUMBERS 1 2 WORDS: Jessie Bland | PICTURES: Getty Images, Shutterstock 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 According to the Skills for Care National Minimum Data Set gures, the average hourly pay for a care worker was £6.68 in 2010. An additional one million employees in adult social care are forecast to be needed by 2025 in order to meet the growing demand of an ageing population. The estimated size of the domiciliary care workforce in the UK is 351,470, including 267,180 in the independent sector, 48,130 in the voluntary sector and 36,160 in local authorities. (Source: The State of the Adult Social Care Workforce in England, 2010) 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. 10 067

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Hilary's hello
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Dress to impress
The woman at the top
Your guide to education
Intern success
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Jobs and Careers - Hilary Devey 2012