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Adopting the Ethical Care Charter (Home Care)

Meeting: 15/03/2018 - Executive (Item 139)

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The Corporate Director of Health, Housing & Adult Social Care to present a report which responds to a motion approved at Full Council on 20 July 2017, by reviewing the implications of the council adopting the “Ethical Care Charter” developed and published by UNISON in respect of Home Care workers.

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Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That approval be given to adopt stages 1 and 2 of the Charter and that the implications of this, and the actions required, be noted.

 

                   (ii)      That the implications of adopting stage 3 be noted and that further work be undertaken to clarify the impact and financial consequences of this option, with a further report to be brought back to Executive at a later date.

 

Reason:     To promote high quality care services and support the recruitment and retention of care staff.

 

 

Minutes:

The Corporate Director of Health, Housing & Adult Social Care presented a report which responded to a motion approved at Full Council on 20 July 2017, by reviewing the implications of the council adopting the ‘Ethical Care Charter’ (the Charter) developed and published by UNISON. A copy of the Charter was attached as Annex A to the report.

 

The objective of the Charter was to establish a minimum baseline for safety, quality and dignity in the provision of care to people in their homes.  To date, about 25% of UK councils had agreed to adopt it.  A summary of City of York Council’s current position in relation to the requirements of Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the Charter was set out in the table at paragraph 24 of the report.

 

In respect of Stage 3 (payment of the Living Wage and occupational sick pay to all homecare workers) a number of financial implications were highlighted and it was recommended that these be clarified further.  

 

Having noted the comments made under Public Participation on this item, it was

 

Resolved:  (i)      That approval be given to adopt stages 1 and 2 of the Charter and that the implications of this, and the actions required, be noted.

 

                   (ii)      That the implications of adopting stage 3 be noted and that further work be undertaken to clarify the impact and financial consequences of this option, with a further report to be brought back to Executive at a later date.

 

Reason:     To promote high quality care services and support the recruitment and retention of care staff.

 


 

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