LD Workforce figures 2015 for Non-NHS @SfC_NMDS_SC #IDHEKSS

Skills for care have completed an analysis of the data held on the NMDS-SC on behalf of HEKSS for #IDHEKSS workforce project. The data contained within this report relates to the Kent, Surrey and Sussex area for non-NHS settings and includes the unregistered workforce.

“The analysis in this report contains information received from establishments that provide care and support to service users with learning disabilities; however an establishment can offer care and support to more than one type of service user. These establishments may not offer learning disabilities exclusively and therefore staff at these establishments are likely to care for a range of service users, not exclusively for people with learning disabilities.”


  • An estimated 44% of the total non-NHS workforce work in Learning Disability registered settings
  • An estimated 80% of the workforce are direct care staff (non-regulated)
  • The NMDS-SC data would suggest that upwards of of 83% of the total #LDworkforce are working outside the NHS but may still be receiving NHS funding
  • 22% of the non-NHS #LDworkforce are 55 years or older
  • Over 72% of the non-NHS #LDworkforce hold a relevant qualification at level 2 or higher

Click here to download the raw data

If your a provider and would like to discuss the needs of your #LDworkforce please get in touch with:

George Matuska (Clinical Adviser IDHEKSS) at george.matuska@nhs.net

Rhona Westrip (Project manager IDHEKSS) at RWestrip@kss.hee.nhs.uk

or you could come along to #LDWorkforce event that Skills for Care are hosting for us on the 1st of December 2015 to find out more details go to:



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