Today (Thursday 14 September 2017), the Scottish Social Services Council has published its ninth annual workforce data report on the social services sector.
Key points from the report include:
- The social service workforce makes up approximately 7.7% of all Scottish employment
53, 680 people are employed in care homes services for adults
- 68,970 people work in housing support and care at home services
- A total of just under 103,000 people are employed in the independent sector across day care, care home, housing support and care at home services for adults (over half of the total social services workforce)
The report can be accessed here: http://data.sssc.uk.com/data-publications/22-workforce-data-report/157-scottish-social-service-sector-report-on-2016-workforce-data