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National Statistics
Publication, Part of

Personal Social Services: Staff of Social Services Departments, England 2019

National statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
Local Authorities, Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs)
Date Range:
01 Oct 2018 to 30 Sep 2019

Appendix A: Glossary

Jobs, People and WTE

  • Jobs – The number of jobs, not including vacancies, recorded on the ASC-WDS.
  • People – The number of people doing these jobs, i.e. accounting for situations where one person has more than one job. This is also referred to as “headcount”.
  • WTE – The number of whole time equivalents (WTE) constructed by dividing working hours by 37 and treating anyone with more than 37 working hours as one WTE.

 

Directly and indirectly employed

  • Directly employed - Jobs recorded by the local authority as permanent, temporary in the ASC-WDS.
  • Indirectly employed - Jobs recorded by the local authority as agency, bank/pool, student, volunteer, or other in the ASC-WDS.

Main service groups

  • Residential - The main services included in this group are care homes with nursing, care only homes, sheltered housing and any other residential services.
  • Domiciliary - This group includes all types of home care including domiciliary care services, domestic services and home help, meals on wheels, supported living, extra care housing services and any other domiciliary care services.
  • Day - Day care and day services are the only main services included in this category
  • Community - This category includes a range of services including social work and care management, community support and outreach, information and advice services, employment services, disability adaptations / assistive technology services, carers support and shared lives.
  • Other - The majority of local authorities recorded their head office jobs under this category. The category also includes some healthcare services.

Job role groups

  • Direct Care - This group includes Care Workers, Senior Care Workers, Support Workers and a range of related jobs involved in providing care and support directly.
  • Managerial / Supervisory - This group includes Senior Managers, Middle Managers, Line Managers, Managers of services registered with CQC, Supervisors and other managerial jobs that are not care providing.
  • Regulated Professions - This group includes several jobs with the common requirement for a professional qualification. The job roles included in this group are Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals.
  • Other - This category includes administrative and office jobs, ancillary jobs and other jobs not directly involved in providing care and support.

Turnover, starters and vacancy rates

  • Turnover rate = Leavers in the previous 12 months / employees (permanent + temporary) on completion date
  • Starters rate = Starters in the previous 12 months / employees (permanent + temporary) on completion date
  • Vacancy rate = Vacancies on completion date / Vacancies on completion date + employees (permanent + temporary) on completion date

Establishments / teams

  • An establishment is defined as a single location or workplace at which care is provided or from which it is organised. For local authorities an establishment can be a team or department.

Capacity, utilisation

  • Capacity – The total number of service users for whom care services could be provided to by the establishment/team on the completion date.
  • Utilisation – The total number of service users who were receiving care at the establishment/team on the completion date.

Main services used in this section

  • Care homes with nursing – Care homes providing nursing. (CQC registered)
  • Care only homes – Care homes providing personal care without nursing and those not providing medication or medical treatments. (CQC registered)
  • Day Care – Day care and day services for older people and adults aged 18+.
Last edited: 20 February 2020 4:12 pm