In order to recruit and retain staff of any caliber pay rates need to be reviewed as a matter of urgency. They are typically 40% below the national average. How does Choice Care expect to offer a quality service and have a good reputation when they pay pittance? I speak as a qualified, experienced, carer with in excess of 15 years. experience of caring for children & young adults with severe autism and challenging behaviour. Choice Care have recently been awarded the contract by Surrey County Council to manage a brand new service for 10 adults with severe autism, complex needs and challenging behaviour. I have in excess of 10 years first hand experience of these perspective service users and their families and it is a real concern to
me that they won’t receive the quality care and consistency they require to flourish and achieve their potential in life. There’s absolutely NO way I could afford to work for the rates Choice Care are advertising their current vacancies for.! How do you honestly expect to run a quality service paying these rates? It’s false economy, all the available funds will be spent recruiting and training inexperienced staff over and over! The people who will suffer as a result of this is the vulnerable service users, which is so unjust.
Here’s hoping you and your management will see sense, review your rates of pay and attract quality staff.
Everything good so far