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The right staff are key in delivering social care says REC

The right staff are key in delivering social care says REC
 Ahead of the publication of the Dilnot report,  the Government commissioned inquiry into the future of social care, the REC has highlighted the role that flexible working plays in providing high quality, cost efficient care. 
 
The Dilnot report is expected to recommend that social care costs should be capped, ensuring that people do not face losing their assets, with the threshold at which individuals can receive local authority help raised to 100,000.  This proposal is likely to increase costs by 1.7 billion a year, rising by a further 50 percent in the next few years. 
 
Commenting, Ed McRandal, the REC's healthcare advisor,said:
Social care in the UK requires reform and we welcome many of the proposals outlined in the Dilnot report.  With an ageing population, the costs of social care are a severe burden for many families, forcing them to choose between selling their home or receiving top quality care.
 
However, in order to pay for increased financial support, money must be raised from elsewhere. The Government must look at the flexible workforce as a means of delivering quality care whilst seeking efficiency savings.  Locum carers are highly qualified professionals who can step in when there is increased demand or staff shortage, providing expert care without the employer having to commit to a full time appointment.
 
He added: The costs of social care are a demographic time bomb that cannot be ignored.  It is crucial that the Government recognises the role that locums play in improving and opening up the social care system in the UK.

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