Workers shun “menial” home care


The work is considered too menial and unpleasant by many, while others say care staff are treated badly by their employers. And the sector will face a shortfall of a million workers in 20 years, warns one of the UK"s leading care providers.

Of more than 2,000 adults polled, 68 per cent said they would shun a job caring for people in their own homes. Yet 53 per cent agreed that social care is essential in today"s ageing society.

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