Homecare Association response: Making vaccination a condition of deployment in the health and wider social care sector
The Homecare Association's response to the Department of Health and Social Care's consultation on "making vaccination a condition of deployment in the health and wider social care sector" is available for download below.
The Homecare Association strongly supports vaccination of the homecare workforce. We understand that people who use services and their families expect careworkers to be vaccinated. Our concern is that vaccination as a condition of deployment will likely result in a substantial loss of the workforce, in a context where the sector is already experiencing high demand, and exceptional difficulties with recruitment and retention. This creates a risk that homecare will not be available for tens of thousands of older and disabled people who are wholly reliant on support.