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Workforce Survey

25 November 2022

Are you a social care worker or social worker who is currently employed or self-employed (or working for an agency) within any area of practice in the UK? We want to understand more about your quality of working life and coping in relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic. So far, we have received over 13,000 responses to our five earlier surveys, but we want to know what is happening now.

Our sixth survey begins on 25th February and will stay open until 13th January 2023. You don’t have to have taken part previously to respond. The links below will take you to further information about the study and to the survey, which is exploring the health and wellbeing of nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, social care workers and social workers in UK during the Pandemic. An overview of the findings so far can be found here. It is completely confidential.

If you would like further information about the research, please contact:
Dr Paula McFadden at: or Justin MacLochlainn at: or other members of the research team at:

Please scan the QR code or click here which will take you to some further information on the study and a questionnaire which will take 15 minutes to complete.

Funding: Phase 1 research was funded by seed funding from the Northern Ireland Social Care Council and the Southern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland. Phase 2 onwards was funded by the HSC Public Health Agency Northern Ireland, and England’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce (PR-PRU-1217-21002.). In addition, employers, professional regulators, associations and workplace unions including NIPEC, the RCN, RCM, RCOT, BDA, COP, NI SCC. Scottish Social Services Council and Social Care Wales are helping to get the survey to potential participants. Community Care has helped with dissemination to social workers UK wide. Sincere thanks to our funders and partners for their support with this research and particular thanks to all 12k participants, that have completed the survey to date (May 2020-July 2022).