About our zero-hours contracts
Due to a shift in the way health services are commissioned, like many charities, we have started using zero-hours contracts for a very small number of our services in some areas.
We monitor the use of these contracts very carefully and currently have less than 10 staff employed on them, making up less than 0.5% of our workforce.
The staff we employ on these contracts receive the same holiday, sick pay and pension provision as the rest of our workforce.
The new ‘personalisation’ of social care means that some people with mental illness are now given personal budgets to buy their own care direct from providers, including charities like us.
This means we no longer receive block funding from local authorities for a set period of time, making it impossible for us to guarantee work for our staff through traditional contracts. Without the use of zero-hours contracts, we wouldn’t be able to carry on providing support to people who need it.
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