Do social service workers contribute to the economy?

The SSSC along with its partners in England, Wales and Northern Ireland want to find out how adult social care contributes to the economy across the UK nations.

We all strongly believe that this workforce contributes both socially and economically.  As the third largest workforce in Scotland made up of people caring for our elderly relatives, supporting people to live independently and supporting the ever growing numbers of people living with dementia, we want to quantify that contribution.

We have an exciting short term project to analyse that contribution. Applications are welcomed from organisations or collaborative partnerships across UK nations with relevant expertise in economic analysis and an understanding of adult social care.

The project is in two parts. Part one is a review of recent or current work of a similar nature carried out in the UK. This review will shape part two. Part two is expected to provide an analysis at UK and four country levels of the direct, indirect contribution of adult social care to the UK economy and those of the four nations.

Skills for Care (SfC) commissioned the work on behalf of the UK-wide sector skills council, Skills for Care & Development (SfCD).

For full details or to request an Invitation to Tender for the programme please email

Deadline for tender submission: 12pm on Friday 4 August 2017.

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