We are leading a new project to determine the economic impact of the adult social care sector on the UK economy which will help inform future policy and funding decisions.
Skills for Care and Development (SfCD) commissioned the work that will look at:
- the direct, indirect and induced economic value of the sector to the UK economy and the four constituent nations
- the impact of social care provision and a comparison of investment in the adult social care sector’s workforce with that in other related sectors.
We are managing the project on behalf of SfCD, which is a partnership of Skills for Care, the Scottish Social Services Council, Social Care Wales and the Northern Ireland Social Care Council.
SSSC Chief Executive, Anna Fowlie, welcomed the new project saying:
‘We’re very pleased to be leading this important piece of work on behalf of the UK.
‘There is a lack of information on the size, nature and direct and indirect impact of adult social care on the UK economy and the four nations that are part of it.
‘This new project will provide extra information for policy makers and funders to help them understand and appreciate the sector and make sure they have all the relevant information when taking policy and funding decisions.’
The reports from the project will help improve understanding of the adult social care sector by demonstrating its full contribution to the economy.