Social Services: Migrant Workers

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 9th July 2018.

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Photo of Lord Cooper of Windrush Lord Cooper of Windrush Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many workers from (1) other EU countries, and (2) non-EU countries were employed in the UK's adult social care workforce in each of the last five years.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Skills for Care, the workforce development organisation for social care, collects data on the number of adult social care workers by nationality in England.

The number of adult social care workers from within the European Economic Area (EEA) and the non-EEA in the last five years is set out in the following table.

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Total workers

1,265,000

1,290,000

1,325,000

1,335,000

1,340,000

British

1,043,000

1,070,000

1,101,000

1,110,000

1,118,000

EEA (non-British)

62,000

70,000

77,000

87,000

95,000

Non-EEA

160,000

150,000

147,000

138,000

127,000

Source: Skills for Care’s adult social care workforce estimates 2012/13 to 2016/17.

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