RNHA says Platt report fails to address low pay

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

A review of the state of social care undertaken by Dame Denise Platt has been weakened by its failure to look at the level of resources invested, according to the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA). Responding to the findings of Dame Denise‚ who is chair of the Commission for Social Care Inspection, the RNHA has welcomed proposals for improving the skills base of the social care workforce. However, the RNHA believes her vision is flawed by a failure to acknowledge the link between the resources invested in services, the qualifications and training of staff, and the quality of care provided to service users. “While we fully support Dame Denise’s drive to raise public awareness of the important contribution made by social care employees, we are disappointed that she chose not to address the fact that hundreds of thousands of them are paid at or around the national minimum wage rate,” said RNHA chief executive officer Frank Ursell. “Until or unless the amount of money invested by national and l

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