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The Care Home Decision Makers’ Magazine

Almost a fifth (19%) of British care workers now have more than one job with different employers. 

The finding is one of many in a new data report, The Big Shift: Navigating the Future of Work in the UK, based on analysis of over 40 million shifts across several industries.

In care, the report finds that care workers can have up to four jobs. Over two in five (46 per cent) explained they have no money left over after paying their living costs and almost three in 10 (29 per cent) said they could not cover their current living expenses. Some 44 per cent of those polled felt that earnings have failed to match the pace of inflation and the rising cost of living.

When it comes to pay, for over half of care respondents better pay is top of their wishlist and is also a key motivation to change jobs. Shift work was commended for its flexibility and compatibility with other commitments. However, 22 per cent disliked the fact that unpredictable schedules make it impossible to plan.

Deputy SVP John Wilson said work flexibility and supportive HR policies are emerging as key factors in attracting and retaining staff at all levels. He said: “Understanding and preparing for the future of work in the UK is increasingly crucial for building a resilient, inclusive, and innovative labour market.”  

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