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Changing perceptions of careers in adult social care

This feature in our careers series profiles a clinical care supervisor who is changing perceptions of the sector 

Adult social care is in crisis with nearly half of care workers leaving within one year of starting. Public perceptions of limited opportunities for career progression in the sector are cited as a barrier to recruitment. This article in our careers series profiles a clinical care supervisor in a nursing home who is working hard to change those perceptions

A report by the House of Commons communities and local government select committee published last year warned that nearly half of care staff in adult social care in England leave their jobs within one year of starting.

The four-month inquiry also raised concerns about lack of training, with more than a quarter of workers stating they had received no dementia training.

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