Resolution Foundation: What happens after the clapping finishes? The pay, terms and conditions we choose for our care workers https://www.resolutionfoundation.org/publications/what-happens-after-the-clapping-finishes
· The social care workforce represents a significant part of overall public service employment (even though it is delivered largely via the private sector).
· There are approximately 900k people working in frontline care roles in the UK as their main job, and approximately 1m in total if we add those doing care work as a second job.
· This is a predominantly female workforce (83% of frontline care workers are women), with disproportionate BAME representation, and includes many who have caring responsibilities of their own (one-third are parents and one-in-seven are single parents).
· Approximately half of frontline carers are paid less than the real Living Wage (£10.75 in London and £9.30 across the rest of the UK.)