Low fee rates leading to shortage of homecare workers

Jane Townson, Homecare Association chief executive

The minimum fee rate for buying homecare by local authorities and the NHS has been calculated at £25.95 per hour, up from £23.20. Allowing for compliance with the national living wage (NLW), which is £10.42 per hour, and the delivery of sustainable, good quality, regulated homecare services, the rate has been published by the Homecare…

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