Care – Do we have an ageing workforce?

Flame Care has found the comments from Des Kelly OBE, executive director of the National Care Forum (NCF), very interesting.
He is keen to see the Care Home Sector more active in encouraging younger people to take up a career within Care. This has come about from the recent NCF’s annual survey figures that showed an ageing workforce.
There was a decrease of 3.6% in care staff under the age of 35, with 45.6% of staff aged over 45 confirming a steady increase. The NCF also records an average staff turnover of 19.6% in residential homes, and 27.7% within home care services.
Mr Kelly says: "The proposals in the recent White Paper writing to expand Care Ambassador schemes and significantly increase apprenticeships in the care sector are clearly essential steps to helping to address the continuing difficulties of recruitment and retention faced by care providers. This has become an urgent issue as our survey underlines. It seems likely that the continued negative portrayals of the care sector will be a factor in these findings."
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