Care workers’ fuel costs may see homecare providers walk away from contract offers


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

Homecare providers say they may have to turn down new contracts because the rising cost fuel makes them uneconomic. By its nature, homecare delivery is geographically dispersed and burgeoning travel costs incurred by care workers as they drive between clients are eroding the already slender margins of many homecare providers.

A survey by the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) has found that 64% of homecare providers expect to walk away from new contract offers in coming months “wholly” or “mainly” because travel costs have b





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