Chief Advocate, Ian Henschke talks to 7:30 about a national mature age traineeship program to attract quality mature age home care workers.
Over the next 30 years, it's predicted a further 400,000 workers will be needed in the aged care sector to meet demand. That's prompted one Adelaide-based service provider to think outside the box in a bid to recruit new staff.
Our policy recommends that a national mature age traineeship program to attract quality mature age home care workers. The policy will reduce the home care workers shortfall, encourages people to work in home care and provides greater income and superannuation for older Australians.
National Seniors Australia has been calling for the national rollout of this successful pilot program to meet crippling workforce shortages in home care.