More than 600,000 extra social care staff needed, research predicts

Anita Charlesworth, The Health Foundation’s director of research and REAL Centre

Up to 627,000 extra social care staff will be needed by 2030/31 to improve services and meet demand, research from The Health Foundation’s REAL Centre has concluded. This would represent 53% growth over the next decade and four times greater than the increases of the last ten years. Alongside this, an extra 488,000 healthcare staff…

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