My staff my comfort still


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

With employment problems in the care sector approaching crisis point, Bob Ferguson asks if the Government is hindering rather than helping As storm clouds gather over global markets, pundits are queueing up to predict that the UK economy could be in for a bumpy landing. If the “bust” segment of the cycle does descend upon us, care home owners might find consolation of sorts in the prospect that something might still be salvaged from recession. One of the key barometers of a healthy economy is low unemployment. However, as we have found to our cost, the net impact on the care industry has been a deepening crisis in workforce recruitment. So, who knows, as other sectors are obliged to shed jobs, we may be able to profit from their misfortune. And, yes, I concede that, as an economic analysis, the “every cloud has a silver lining” notion has about as much depth as the average car park puddle. The knowledge that employers in the care industry are struggling to find staff seems to have made scant impression in W





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