“A third of carers quit each year”

“More than a third of care workers give up their job within a year because of low pay, lack of prestige and limited options to advance, a report says.

About half of care workers are paid £14,625 a year or less, equivalent to £7.50 an hour, and many have to work unsocial hours, travel long distances and lift or support people they care for.

The study, by the National Audit Office (NOA), found that about 6.6 per cent of posts among the 1.3 million jobs in the adult social care sector were vacant, and there were vacancy rates of 11.3 per cent for managers and 16 per cent for registered nurses. …”

Source: The Times (pay wall)

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