The adult social care workforce in England has grown to 1.63 million according to a new report released by Skills for Care.Those workers are filling 1.85 million job roles representing a 4.5% increase according to figures in the 'The State of the Adult Social Care Sector and Workforce in England, 2012' report.
The majority of these jobs were due to a 15% increase in the number of direct payment recipients which the report suggests reflects a continuing move towards more personalised care.
The report uses data from Skill for Care's National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) and other sources also shows that 22,100 organisations provide adult social care which is up 1% from 2010.
Services were delivered at an estimated 49,700 establishments which is up 3%, and 82% of the workforce are female.
Source: Skills for Care
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He did mention that a friend of his had been visited by a ‘fireman’ and had been given good advice and help with reference to cutting down the risk of fire and he says he will think about this for himself. I would like to know if this kind of help is actually available and if so, how to access it? Whilst my dad is in the mood, this may well be the time for him to use such a service!"
Answer : Home Fire Risk Assessments is where members of a local Fire and Rescue Service will visit an elderly person’s home completely free of charge and will:
The visit will cover all areas of possible fire risk from electric blankets, overloaded electrical sockets, etc.
I have known these visits to be carried out by firemen who arrive in a fire engine to add some colour to the visit!
The latest Health Survey for England (HSE) data shows that in England in 2010:
We have now received our ‘Home from Hospital’ postcards giving details of this service. Several organisations have requested some to put in their reception areas/leaflet stands. If you would like some, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org, mention how many you would like and we will post them on to you.
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