England & Wales Press Releases

New Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce launched

The Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP, LGiU and Mears Group today announce the launch of a new commission to investigate workforce development in the home care sector.

As more people need care in their own homes and as we face a shortage in care workers, we need to take a fresh look at the way we commission and deliver home care.   The Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce, chaired by Paul Burstow MP, has opened its call for evidence  and seeks information and views from local authorities, government departments, professional bodies and unions, service providers, service users and their representative bodies and individuals with a stake in improving workforce matters.

The Commission will hold a series of oral hearings over the summer and will produce clear recommendations for ensuring a high quality home care workforce in Autumn 2014.

For more information please contact Ingrid Koehler at [email protected]  or on 07825 745 614




About LGiU

The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) is a think tank which works to strengthen local democracy and put citizens in control of their own lives, communities and local services. It works with local councils and other public services providers, along with a wider network of public, private and third sector organisations. lgiu.org.


About Mears Group

Mears is the leading social housing repairs and maintenance provider in the UK and a major presence in the domiciliary care market – bringing the highest standards of care to people and their homes.

Partnering with clients, 17,000 Mears Group employees maintain, repair and upgrade people’s homes, care for individuals and work in communities across the country – from inner city estates to remote rural villages. For more information, please contact Abigail Lock at[email protected]