Adult social care contributes £3.4b to Scottish economy
The adult social care sector contributes £3.4 billion to the Scottish economy, a new report into the economic impact of the sector has found.
The SSSC published the report today, at the same time as the UK, England, Northern Ireland and Wales published similar reports.
In Scotland nearly 148,000 people work in adult social care with more than 5000 regulated services and direct employers, which makes it the eighth biggest employment sector in terms of number of jobs and 6% of the total workforce.
The private sector is the biggest employer in regulated services employing 59,400 people, with 43,400 in voluntary and 35,100 in public sector services.
FVA's report "A Job Worth Doing" found that half of all third sector organisations who completed the survey identified themselves as working in the Human Health and Social Work sector, backing up our findings that this sector is a significant contributor, not just locally but nationally.