Carers pay

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Carers pay

Postby Matt_1707 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:20 pm

Hello I wonder if anybody could advise me.

My Daughter has CP and needs 24 hr care. We currently have 3 carers who help out for 20 hrs a week or so.

From September they will be giving up their jobs and coming to work for us full time. We have agreed their hourly rate at £13pph which I think is quite good compared to the market (Please tell me if you disagree)

We are unlikely to use them for a lot of bank holidays and not at Christmas.

Do you think it is fair, in light of their rates, not to offer time and half/double time for bank holidays?

Thanks in advance.


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Re: Carers pay

Postby MrsAverage » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:50 pm

It does seem a bit harsh to me, but whatever you agree must be agreed before they start, and put in writing in their contract

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Re: Carers pay

Postby bowlingbun » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:33 pm

Is the money coming from Direct Payments?
If so the LA should be offering you a "Payroll Service" so they deal with tax, insurance, pensions, etc.
Be sure to take advantage of this, especially now pensions must be arranged too.
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Re: Carers pay

Postby Colin_1705 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:28 am

A lot of employers do not offer double time these days do they?

I was a computer operator once and got Shift Disturbance Allowance, that was good.

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