BBC News this evening there was a report on the 104,000 vacancies in the UK care sector. There are justifiable worries that future Brexit restrictions on low paid migrants will make this problem much worse. A owner of a care home was interviewed and a representative of the UK Care Home Association. But no one representing actual care workers?
Monday, December 28, 2020
So why is there 104,000 vacancies in the Care Sector?
My niece is a support worker for a residential care home & has had her first #COVID19 #vaccine (great news) but no sign of her being given a #livingwage #pension or #sickpay. No wonder the sector has so many vacancies!
While challenging immigration restrictions is really important all social care employers and commissioners of care should sign up to the UNISON Ethical Care Charter if they are really worried about social care vacancies.