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Direct payments how much should I pay my carers?
I am changing from agency care to private care. My direct payment will now be paid to the private carers I hire. I need 24/7 care and a team of 5 carers will work on a rolling rota system . 2 of the team are to act as team leaders to cover sickness/holidays so I need to offer different rates of pay for the regular carers and the team leaders. I had thought for regular carers £9.50 hr for 14 hrs + £40 for overnight and £11 for 14 hrs + £60 overnight for team leaders but the team leaders want more, I don't know if what I am offering is about right ???? what do you think ?