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  • Kirsty Kerr

Shrinking Social Care Workforce Requires New Emphasis on Workers

Updated: Mar 6, 2023

Social care workers serve an irreplaceable role as a human touch on care home residents’ lives. Alarmingly, a report by Skills For Care claimed that the social care workforce has decreased in the past year, doing so for the first time in a decade. Vacant posts have increased by 55,000 since 2020/21, while filled posts decreased by 50,000. This shows that there is a demand increase but a supply decrease for social workers. Several factors contribute to this. While pay in the industry has recently increased, it is still not competitive with other job offerings in the broader economy. On top of this, there is a general perception that social care work is more difficult than other jobs at a similar compensation. As a result, there is an increasing vacancy of workers so important to the aging population. Measures to increase wages of social workers have not gone far enough, and as a result there may be less nearby care homes over time. Bromson Hill of Warwick puts emphasis on available care, so that people who ask, “is a nursing home the right choice for me?” can find a convenient option as quickly as possible. We have 8 overseas qualified nurses.

With over 25 years of experience, Bromson Hill nursing home in Warwick has established a reputation for providing a safe, caring environment for our residents. Our high ratings on various platforms speak to the positive experiences of those who have chosen Bromson Hill as their home. If you would like to visit Bromson Hill Care Home, please visit our website or call us at 01926 65 11 66 to arrange a tour.

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