Care home managers are among the most satisfied in their role but care home workers are among the least.
That is a key finding of a survey held to promote UK Care Week conference and exhibition, due to take place at the NEC, Birmingham on 22-23 March.
The National Care Awareness Survey makes the following findings:
- 80 per cent of respondents satisfied with their salary
- 73 per cent plan to stay in the care sector in the next 12 months
- 81 per cent confident in their ability to sustain business over the next year
- 51 per cent feel that recognition of workers is an area of concern
- 89 per cent affected by the cost-of-living crisis
- 75 per cent feel supported by the system
When asked for key recommendations for improving care, respondents said:
- Improve care quality – focus of reform
- Recognise workers
- Prioritise employee wellbeing and funding
10 per cent of respondents were care home managers.