On Thu, 04 Oct 2018 18:02:31 +0100, Vicky Ayech
Post by Vicky Ayech
From experience of the 3 homes my mother was in and the courses in
English for second language speakers that I organised in homes many
care workers came from EU countries, Eastern ones. They don't earn
more than 50k and are possibly not in the skilled worker category
until they've ben working in the home for a while. And even then not
financially in that category. If British workers have to be employed
instead I think they will probably have to be paid more, which might
mean the charges go up.
Care workers are traditionally low paid, with few or no qualifications
. British workers do it when they can be bothered, but as the
Eastern European workers are generally better educated, speak better
English and are much nicer to the patients, I know which I'd prefer!
 When I first worked for the college, I was doing admin for a
project that provided free Level 2 qualifications for care home staff.
As long as they were free, the staff got the training. When the
funding ran out, the managers wouldn't pay. Then there was a push for
all staff to have a minimum L2 Care qualification and funding was
provided. These days, there's very little cash for anyone over 18 to
do any kind of qualifications, so the staff are back to being anyone
they can drag in off the street.