The GMB union has called on councils and government to ensure all care staff are paid the new UK Living Wage of £9 per hour and £10.55 in London.
Care and nursing homes were among the 239 employers named and shamed by the government today for failing to pay the National Living and Minimum Wage.
A retirement and extra care housing provider has boosted its employment package in a bid to attract more workers and improve staff retention.
One in four workers are leave the care workforce every year, according to figures published by Skills for Care 2017.
St Cuthbert's Care has become the first regional charity of its kind in the North East to become an accredited Living Wage employer with the Living Wage Foundation.
Law at Work’s director of legal services, Donald Mackinnon, reflects on the increased burden on care sector employers following the recently announced rise in the living wage.
The opportunities and challenges facing the care sector have been identified by leading stakeholders during a conference in London.
There was a 2,612 decline in the number of care home beds in the UK last year, according to Knight Frank research.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is balloting its members on a pay rise offered by Four Seasons Healthcare (FSHC).