Curam is the largest online source of vetted care workers in the UK and is transforming care. Already they have over 8,000 approved care workers using their platform. Innovative technology allows them to pass on savings to care businesses and improve the lot of the care worker. Critically, they also bring capacity and speed within budget.
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The shortage of care workers across the UK is well documented. Whilst the role of the care worker is extremely valuable and rewarding, many are put off by low pay and poor working conditions, all exacerbated by the pandemic. Age UK describes the care sector as quite simply ‘broken’.
A care business can post a job and arrange care in as little as 20 minutes. This is highly valued as a source of last-minute care or regular shifts by Care Agencies, Care Homes, Case Managers, Local Authorities and the NHS. Founded 5 years ago, more than 3 million hours of care have now been delivered with Curam. It’s this technology that’s helping solve the fundamental problem in social care: the shortage of care workers and by implication, low care worker pay. The reality of higher earnings has the effect of bringing people back to care and others who are new to care (25% of Curam’s approved base). The care workers have on average over 10 years experience. Curam also provides carers with access to a comprehensive benefits package including free training, online health and sick pay.
Curam has an excellent rating on Trustpilot and currently has 295 5-star reviews from care workers and clients.
Now that it has reached critical mass, Curam is expanding and has also developed a bespoke business portal specifically for care organisations and public entities. This saves admin time and is an effective management tool. They can post jobs, message care workers, receive invoices and automate secure payments. As well as giving choice and control to the care manager, the portal gives oversight and control to finance and HR departments. This all comes within budget, as Curam’s fees are the lowest in the sector, which is creating a virtuous circle where your business pays less but the carer is paid more. There are no sign-up or hidden fees and the client only pays for the care they receive. After a strong period of growth, Curam has over 8,000 approved care workers nationwide and 50,000 more in the pipeline.
Curam is committed to improving social care in the UK and has partnered with the National Association of Carers and Support Workers (NACAS) to offer all Curam carers automatic membership to the UK’s recognised professional body for the social care workforce. Curam carers also receive access to hundreds of free training courses.
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