Who will care? The recruitment and retention of community care (aged and disability) workers

24 December 2002

By Philippa Angley and Belinda Newman, 2002

This report from a joint research project of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Victorian Association of Health and Extended Care (VAHEC) explores the challenge of recruiting staff to meet the needs of increasing numbers of frail older people and people with a disability who wish to remain living at home.


Drawing on responses from organisations throughout Victoria, it provides information about the current workforce and draws attention to a range of strategies which organisations need to consider in seeking to improve recruitment and retention outcomes in this important sector.

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