Senior care staff say they are “genuinely concerned about the safety and sustainability of services” amid ongoing staffing shortages, extreme difficulty in recruiting and exhaustion.
The Institute of Health and Social Care Management (IHSCM) surveyed more than 1,000 care managers in partnership with the PA news agency.
The full survey, which closed on Wednesday evening, found that nine in 10 managers said their workplace is experiencing staff shortages or difficulty recruiting, with almost half (49.3%) saying these issues are compromising safety and care.
It just doesn’t feel safe, it doesn’t feel right, and we’re letting down those people that we’re there to support
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