More and better jobs in home-care services

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10 September 2013
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10 September 2013
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Abstract

As Europe’s population ages, the number of adults needing long-term care is increasing. There are, however, persistent labour shortages in the health and social care sector; well-qualified staff are particularly lacking. At a time when unemployment across much of Europe is high, this study considers how this pool of surplus labour might be used to solve the care sector’s labour shortage, and how people might be encouraged to work long term in a sector that has consistently high levels of staff turnover. The study examines a total of 30 case studies across 10 EU Member States, analysing initiatives that were successful in either creating more jobs in the sector, or improving the quality of its jobs, with the dual aim of attracting new recruits and retaining existing staff. The 10 country reports (Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom) are available - see Related content. An executive summary is also available.

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  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    81
    Reference No: 
    EF1353
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1123-4
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-02-13-235-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/4586
    Catalogue info

    More and better jobs in home-care services

    As Europe’s population ages, the number of adults needing long-term care is increasing. There are, however, persistent labour shortages in the health and social care sector; well-qualified staff are particularly lacking. At a time when unemployment across much of Europe is high, this study considers how this pool of surplus labour might be used to solve the care sector’s labour shortage, and how people might be encouraged to work long term in a sector that has consistently high levels of staff turnover. The study examines a total of 30 case studies across 10 EU Member States, analysing initiatives that were successful in either creating more jobs in the sector, or improving the quality of its jobs, with the dual aim of attracting new recruits and retaining existing staff.

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  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    EF13531
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    More and better jobs in home-care services - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
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    This study examines recruitment and retention measures in community-based care and support services for adults with disabilities and health problems. It examines 30 case studies from 10 EU Member States, analysing initiatives that were successful either in creating more jobs in the provision of health and social care for adults in the community or in improving the quality of jobs, with the aim of both attracting new recruits and retaining existing staff. Read more in the overview report - see Related content.
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