Padgham: ‘recruitment success depends on a fair price for care’

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A fair price for care should not be forgotten in the midst of recruitment drives and registration, a leading figure in the homecare sector argues. Mike Padgham, chair of the United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA), says homecare staff registering with the General Social Care Council (GSCC) from 2008 is a welcome move for the sector. He also applauds the Department of Health (DoH) for running a recruitment drive to get more carers into the industry. But Mr Padgham also warns that moves towards establishing a fairer price for care should be made at the same time. “Choosing the homecare sector as the first group to register with the General Social Care Council (GSCC) in 2008, after social workers, indicates the Government’s recognition that homecare workers play a similarly key role in modern social care, looking after some of the most vulnerable members of society,” said Mr Padgham. “This will help to cement the status of homecare workers alongside that of social workers and will assist in giving t

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