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  1. 1. Abigail Lock Director of Communications and Marketing Key to Care The future of the homecare workforce
  2. 2. UK Care worker profile 2 685,000 home care workers 53% are part-time 80% women 18% BME Higher proportion of older workers
  3. 3. Home Care by numbers 200K not getting minimum wage 60% on zero hour contracts 21% turnover rate 3% vacancy rate 3
  4. 4. Better and Fairer Commissioning Minimum payments for contact hours Moving away from task and time commissioning Better oversight of existing contracts
  5. 5. Valuing Care and Care Workers 5 Key worker status A Living Wage Training and Licensing Free Flu vaccine Working carer tax credits
  6. 6. Responsible and Innovative Providers 6 Enforcement of minimum wage Innovation and use of new technologies 92% of care workers digitally confident vs 52% of managers
  7. 7. The status quo is not an option 750k more care workers needed 43% of people aged 85 years and over are not getting the support they need 52% of planned budget reductions are from social care 7
  8. 8. What are you going to do? Many Care Workers are delivering great care in spite of the system. Lets work together to make this a career that recognises and rewards their hard work. Download Key to Care: http://www.mearsgroup.co.uk/thought-leader/publications/ 8
  9. 9. Contact Information 9 Telephone: +44 780 864 7836 Email: abigail.lock@mearsgroup.co.uk Website www.mearsgroup.co.uk
  10. 10. Contact Information 9 Telephone: +44 780 864 7836 Email: abigail.lock@mearsgroup.co.uk Website www.mearsgroup.co.uk