‘Taking Care’ charter set up to tackle lack of funding, poor wages and massive staff turnover
GMB has launched a domiciliary care campaign to help save a ‘service in crisis’.
The ‘Taking Care’ charter has been set up to tackle the lack of funding, poor wages and 47% staff turnover in home care.
The union has identified six key action points for local and national governments and care providers to ensure people get the care they deserve in their homes, while care workers are treated with the dignity they deserve.
Rachel Harrison, GMB National Officer, said:
“It’s clear to anyone who has any involvement in domiciliary care that the service is in crisis.
“Whether it’s the poor wages, and in some cases non-payment for the time carers have to spend out there in the community, or the resulting 47% staff turn-over that causes a further crisis in recruitment; there is massive problems for both staff and providers.
“All parties and all governments need to address the chronic problems and on-going crisis across care.
“The ‘Taking Care’ charter is here to ensure people get the care they need in their homes, while domiciliary carers are treated with dignity.”