Care England has launched a survey to assess the impact of the National Living Wage on care and support services, and is asking providers to respond and share their feedback. The survey closes this Friday, 30th June.
The National Living Wage is recognized as an important development in recognising the substantial contribution of staff in providing high-quality, professional social care and support. Presently, the rate for employees aged 25 and over is now £7.50 an hour and this is projected to rise to at least £9 per hour by April 2020.
Care England is looking to gather feedback from across independent care providers on the impact of introducing the National Living Wage upon the financial sustainability of services.
This feedback will be collated and used as evidence in the Care England response to the current Low Pay Commission consultation on the National Living Wage.
The survey is a great opportunity for the sector to collectively express any concerns and comments it has about the National Living Wage and its impact on the financial sustainability of services. Care England is encouraging all independent care providers to participate in the survey to ensure a full and strong response to the Low Pay Commission’s consultation.
The survey on the impact of the National Living Wage on the care and support sector is available online via Survey Monkey.
The closing date for responses is Friday 30th June, after which time Care England will compile the responses and use them to formulate its consultation response. All responses will be anonymised and individual responses will not be shared with third parties.
If you have more than one home or service unit, it is requested that providers complete the survey on behalf of the whole organisation.
For any queries about this survey, please contact Care England http://www.careengland.org.uk/