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United Kingdom Homecare Association
The professional association for homecare providers

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Workforce burnout an 'extraordinarily dangerous risk' to future functioning of health and social careWorkforce burnout an 'extraordinarily dangerous risk' to future functioning of health and social care

MPs have found people working in social care felt 'abandoned' with the early focus on the NHS, in a report on workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care, which highlighted the extreme risks of staff burn out.

In our evidence to the Committee we described the pressures on homecare staff caused by the lack of PPE early in the pandemic, and stress experienced by workers who had risen to the task of caring for people, despite the difficulties.

The report quotes our comment that homecare staff had 'worked above and beyond their contractual requirements in an emergency situation' and that this could not be considered a long-term position.

A previous inquiry by the Health and Social Care Committee had been told of the significantly increased pressure on social care teams and absence of a workforce plan in England, equivalent to the NHS People Plan - points we also made in our calls for adequate workforce planning and parity with the NHS.

Workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care report

UKHCA's response to consultation on staff burnout in health and social care


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