In response to our members highlighting the issue of recruitment and retention in the care and supported housing sector, we held two member roundtables in February.
Vacancies in the care sector rose from 6% in March 2021 to 9.8% in March 2022. This figure is anecdotally much higher in some supported housing settings.
At the round tables we heard from:
We heard some great examples of training and development opportunities for staff, work with colleges and further education establishments, and also incentives outside of the salary such flexible working, vouchers, bus passes.
We are now collating case studies to share with members on our website. If you have any examples of how your organisation has responded to recruitment and retention challenges that you would like to share, please get in touch with our team.