Care homes are on the brink of collapse, as staff abandon jobs in favour of working in pubs and restaurants, the NHS watchdog has warned.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that, without major reform, Britain was facing a “tsunami” of unmet need, with growing numbers of elderly people likely struggling to access the care they need.
The head of the inspectorate warned that the current system of health and social care was “not working” for staff, nor for those who depended on it.
Yea even in a labour market.
At which point worth treating it like a market. Pay what is needed, at the time and in the locality, to hire the number of people desired. Stop all this nonsense about national rates of pay for example…..