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Heavy workloads, too few staff: social care workers say stress is inevitable

Jul 2nd, 2015 by

Guardian survey finds 93% of those working in public services and the voluntary sector are stressed because of their jobs

“Exhausted all the time, irritable, snappy”: that was the impact of work stress on the life of one local government social worker.

It is not an uncommon tale. A Guardian survey of 3,700 people in public services and the voluntary sector has found that stress levels are high, with 93% experiencing some level of stress.

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