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[IWS] Dublin Foundation: MORE AND BETTER JOBS IN HOME-CARE SERVICES & COUNTRY REPORTS [11 September 2013]

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European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin Foundation)

More and better jobs in home-care services [11 September 2013]
http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/htmlfiles/ef1353.htm
or
http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/pubdocs/2013/53/en/1/EF1353EN.pdf
[full-text, 81 pages]



Author:

de Klaver, Peter; van der Graaf, Amber; Grijpstra, Douwe; Snijders, Jacqueline

Summary:

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. An executive summary and 10 country reports (Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom) are available.

Contents
Executive summary 1
|Introduction 4
Policy background 4
Aim of the research 4
Scope 5
Selection of Member States 6
Research activities 6
Report structure 8

Chapter 1: European policies and statistics on health and social care 9

EU policies 9
Policy actions 11
EU statistics 13

Chapter 2: Labour market context 15

Home care versus institutional care 15
Labour market characteristics 16
Labour market situation for care and support services 21
Labour supply 31
Employee characteristics 31

Chapter 3: Recruitment and retention measures 33

Type of recruitment and retention measures 33
Policies and actions at national level 33
Case studies: Good practice in recruitment and retention 34

Chapter 4: Outcomes, results and impact 41

Case studies: Outcomes 41
Results and impact 45

Chapter 5: Lessons learnt: Success and failure factors 46

Lessons from Strategy 1: Targeting labour reserves 46
Lessons from Strategy 2: Promoting and facilitating education 48
Lessons from Strategy 3: Improving the circumstances of current employees 49
Lessons from Strategy 4: Improving operational management and labour productivity 51
Lessons learnt: Sustainability and transferability 54

Chapter 6: Conclusions and policy pointers 57

Conclusions 57
Policy pointers 58
Policy pointers on sustainability and transferability 61
General policy pointers 61

Bibliography 63

Annex 1: Analytical framework 65

Annex 2: National experts 68

More and better jobs in home-care services - Denmark en
This country report gives an overview of the labour market policy in community-based care for adults with disabilities in Denmark. The main topics discussed are the context in which community care labour market instruments are implemented, the funding structure, the strategies used to recruit [...]

More and better jobs in home-care services - The Netherlands en
This country report gives an overview of the labour market policy in community-based care for adults with disabilities in the Netherlands. The main topics discussed are the context in which community care labour market instruments are implemented, the funding structure, the strategies used to [...]

More and better jobs in home-care services - Poland en
This country report gives an overview of the labour market policy in community-based care for adults with disabilities in Poland. The main topics discussed are the context in which community care labour market instruments are implemented, the funding structure, the strategies used to recruit [...]

More and better jobs in home-care services - Spain en
This country study gives an overview of labour market policy in community-based care for adults with disabilities and chronic health problems in Spain. The main topics discussed are the context in which labour market measures in community care are implemented, the funding structure, the [...]

More and better jobs in home-care services - United Kingdom en
This country report gives an overview of the labour market policy in community-based care for adults with disabilities and chronic health problems in the United Kingdom (UK). The main topics discussed are the context in which community care labour market instruments are implemented, the [...]

More and better jobs in home-care services - Austria en
This country report gives an overview of the labour market policy in community-based care for adults with disabilities in Austria. The main topics discussed are the context in which community care labour market instruments are implemented, the funding structure, the strategies used to recruit [...]

More and better jobs in home-care services - Bulgaria en
This country report gives an overview of the labour market policy in community-based care for disabled adults in Bulgaria. The main topics discussed are the context in which community care labour market instruments are implemented, the funding structure, the strategies used to recruit new [...]

More and better jobs in home-care services - France en
This country report gives an overview of the labour market policy in community-based care for adults with disabilities in France. The main topics discussed are the context in which community care labour market instruments are implemented, the funding structure, the strategies used to recruit [...]

More and better jobs in home-care services - Germany en
This country report gives an overview of the labour market policy in community-based care for adults with disabilities in Germany. The main topics discussed are the context in which community care labour market instruments are implemented, the funding structure, the strategies used to recruit [...]

More and better jobs in home-care services - Portugal en
This country report gives an overview of the labour market policies in community-based care for adults with disabilities and chronic health problems in Portugal. The main topics discussed are the context in which community-based care labour market instruments are implemented, the funding structure, the [...]

More and better jobs in home-care services - Executive summary en
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 [...]

 

 

 

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