Location: United Kingdom
Care homes can list their available temporary shifts to save time and money.
In the UK, the care sector faces a shortage of care workers, and the situation is continuing to worsen. Currently, the UK requires 120 000 more care workers, and that number is estimated to increase with challenges due to Covid-19 and changing immigration rules.
One way to help ensure people are getting the assistance they need is by improving the systems available for carers and care homes to recruit for open shifts, therefore maximising their time to deliver care. Florence is a London-based startup that’s doing just that, by creating an online marketplace for care homes and carers.
Care homes can post their open shifts on the platform, including a description of the job, the pay, location, and skills required. Nurses and carers can pick the days that suit their schedule and skills either on the website or mobile app. Care homes can accept the applicant they think is most appropriate, or send out invites to specific carers – All the relevant qualification checks are completed through the service. Timesheets, pay, and reports are all handled through Florence.
By controlling the locations and shift lengths of the jobs they take, carers and nurses can be efficient with their time while care homes save money on searching for qualified staff.