There are Fresh Concerns over the Wellbeing of the Care Workforce

Over two thirds of workers say that mental health has declined and that people have not been given the professional support that they need during this challenging time. Unison have warned that the staff shortages across the sector are having a poor impact on the wellbeing of the entire workforce and as mandatory jabs come into force, more and more people are going to be leaving. Figures that have been carried out have suggested that 68% of the care workers who operate in the industry, including those who work for a nurse agency and those who have been recruited from a nursing recruitment agency, felt as though their mental health had suffered.

When asked to talk about the work-related concerns that they have, 35% of them stated that they had a hard time sleeping and 16% said that they were simply unable to wind down after their working shift had ended. 11% said that at times, they didn’t feel as though they could cope and 13% said that they felt somewhat depressed or sad. What’s worse is that 22% of them felt as though they had severe anxiety. Among some of the issues, you had increased workload and the fear of catching coronavirus. Other people felt as though it was very difficult seeing people sick and dying on a day to day basis. Many of them had financial concerns, and this was a huge issue for a lot of people. Of course, the situation is yet to change and this is why it is so important for people to recognise what they are going through. They deserve to be paid more and there needs to be a recruitment drive for the sector, because things are only going to get worse as time goes on.

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