Stakeholder perspectives on domiciliary elderly care in the UK

Charlotte Mcclelland, D Holman

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The aim of this report is to provide an overview of stakeholders’ perspectives of work quality in domiciliary elderly care in the UK, which employs approximately 675,000 persons, nearly twenty-five percent of the 2.7 million employed in the health and social care sector (Office for National Statistics, 2010; Skills for Care, 2010). Domiciliary elderly care involves the provision of personal care (e.g., preparing meals, bathing, dressing) to older adults in their own homes and is a growing area within the health and social care sector. A key change within this sector over the last twenty years has been the movement from publically funded care being provided in-house by local authorities, to local authorities being responsible for contracting out the work to private and not-for-profit organisations, i.e., the independent sector. Five stakeholders were invited to discuss employment conditions and trends within the domiciliary elderly care sector, including a local authority, an employers’ association, the regulatory body concerned with standards of care provision, the sector skills council that is responsible for skill provision in the social care sector, and a trade union.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEuropean Commission, European Research Area
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

Publication series

NameWALQING social partnership series 2011.15


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