Statistics show about 110,000 jobs in adult care are left vacant

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According to workforce data, about 110,000 jobs in adult care in England are left vacant. This is a rise of 22,000 in a year. The Department of Health and Social Care have said it is going to run a recruitment campaign. 31% of carers have left or changed jobs in 2017-18. Reasons for the decrease seem to lie around the pay and high levels of responsibility.

A Department of Health and Social Care spokeswoman said:-

“We want to promote adult social care as a rewarding career of choice and attract and retain staff to the profession

“We are working to ensure the system is able to meet the demands of our growing ageing population and will soon launch a recruitment campaign to further raise the profile of the sector.”

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