Care home staff in decline

Independent sector care homes have been losing staff since the spring according to provisional figures released by Skills for Care.

In terms of care worker jobs across the residential sector, estimated losses were 1.9% in April, 1.6% in May and 3.4% in June.


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Each local authority has an amount which they will pay for a given care need. This might be an hourly rate for home care or a weekly fee for residential care. Not all care providers will accept this r