27 Mar 2024
by Policy, Practice and Innovation Team

The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) has published their annual British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey for 2023, which looks at public satisfaction with the NHS and social care.

The results found that 57% of respondents were either “quite dissatisfied” or “very dissatisfied” with their social care services. Respondents listed their main issues with social care being: pay, working conditions and training for social workers not being adequate.

The report acknowledges the challenges of the past decade for the social care sector, with particular reference to the Covid-19 pandemic. And highlights funding and recruitment issues as two of the main hinderances in providing care services for an ageing population.

Click here for further analysis of the results by The Kings Fund and Nuffield Trust.