Providers looking to EU for homecare workers

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

|By SIMON ALCOCK, Policy officer ­ The Quinn Centre. Email: Web:| Problems of recruitment and retention in homecare are common to most parts of the UK and have been written about widely in this publication. This column has called for the sector to come up with solutions. The SCA Group in Southampton has moved to help ease the problem and provide a fresh injection of qualified, committed and trustworthy staff to the sector. SCA has established Intercare Europe, a subsidiary company, to recruit, support and place care and health workers from the ten new EU countries. The project was launched in September and Intercare Europe plans to have between 300 and 400 EU care workers available within three years. Brian Strevens, chief executive of the group, said the idea sprang from a pilot by SCA Community Care Services to recruit five Czech and Slovak care workers for its own operations in June. Intercare Europe is fully committed to the personal development of t

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