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Have your say about working in social care

Have your say about working in social care

| Social Care Wales

Our 2024 survey of the social care workforce is now live!

In October, we announced the results of our 2023 pilot survey of the workforce, which showed that social care workers feel valued by the people and families they support, but also undervalued by the public and underpaid for the work they do.

The survey asked questions about things like health and well-being, pay and conditions, and what people like about working in the sector.

It was the first survey of its kind and, combined with our workforce data collections, gave us an insight into working in social care we haven’t had before.

We’re now holding the survey again so that we can start to monitor trends over time.

Take part in the 2024 Have Your Say survey

Tell us what you think about working in social care.

Bath Spa University
and the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) are working with us to carry out this research, and the survey is being hosted on the Online Surveys platform.

Even if you’ve left the sector, we’d love to hear about your experiences.

We’ll use the results of this survey to help shape the support and services we offer, as well as the work of partner organisations, so don’t miss your chance to have your say.

Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a £20 shopping voucher.

David Pritchard, our Director of Regulation, said: "This survey is hugely important in developing our understanding of the workforce and what matters to them.

"Our 2023 research highlighted some important issues. We shared the findings with our partners and are working together to identify how we can make things better for people working in social care.

"The next survey will be an opportunity to start monitoring trends and to track the impact of the support we and our partners offer.

“We understand that completing a survey may not be a priority for people - particularly considering the time demands and pressures of their day-to-day jobs. But taking 15 minutes to tell us what they think will make sure their views are heard and that we can respond to the needs of the sector more effectively."

Find out more

Visit our Have Your Say 2024 homepage.