Information and news for social care workers

A social care worker provides care services directly to individuals and helps them lead an active life in society. They can work in many different situations, including supporting people in their own home, and caring for people in residential homes for adults or children, supported accommodation or day care centres.

Workforce Development update report - June 2016

Keep up to date with current progress and future key actions in Workforce Development. The June 2016 update report is available now. 

> Workforce Development update report - June 2016

Facts and figures of the registered workforce

Each year the Care Council publishes a statistical profile of each of the registration roles with mandatory registration in Wales.

> Facts and figures of the registered workforce 

Closure of the voluntary Register

There is no provision for voluntary registration in the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016. This means that from the 3rd of April all domiciliary care workers and adult residential care home workers will be removed from the Register.

If you have any questions about what this means for domiciliary care workers and adult residential care home workers further information can be found here

> Frequently Asked Questions about the voluntary register and the changes that apply to domiciliary care workers and adult care home workers