Fulfilling the Demand for Mental Health Workers in the UK

Around 40% of people in England who have overlapping problems including homelessness, substance misuse and contact with the criminal justice system in any given year also have a mental health problem, meaning that approximately only 1 in 8 adults with a mental health problem are currently getting any kind of treatment. People with mental health difficulties, ranging from severe mental illnesses such as bipolar and schizophrenia, to those with more common mental health issues, including anxiety and depression, will benefit from expanded mental health services backed by £500 million as part of the government’s Mental Health Recovery Action Plan, this means there will be an ever-growing demand for specialist mental health workers. 

Meeting the Rising Demand for Healthcare Workers

Sometimes, family members aren’t readily available to provide care for their loved ones. It’s increasingly acknowledged that supported care offers the most effective and economical solution, driving a surge in demand for healthcare workers.

For many Nurses and Carers, the rigidity of permanent positions clashes with their family responsibilities, leading them to opt for flexible arrangements as agency workers. Tezlom facilitates this flexibility, allowing them to set their availability while ensuring assignments align with their needs. Tezlom can assist in providing the support and care your loved ones deserve.

Supplying Staff to Health and Social Care Sector

There is a growing recognition that supported care is often the best and most cost-effective solution meaning the demand for health care workers is also growing at an unprecedented rate.

Many Nurses and Carers choose not to have permanent jobs due to childcare and other family commitments and the flexible arrangement as an agency worker suits their needs better. They dictate when they are available and Tezlom match assignments to meet their requirements.

Because Tezlom provide Staffing Services, we are regulated by The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (the Conduct Regulations). The Conduct Regulations were introduced by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to provide workers and hirers with minimum standards they could expect from private sector recruitment agencies and employment businesses like ours.

Supplying staff to the health and social care sector, your Tezlom franchise can be set up and operating much more simply than a homecare business, with lower costs and overheads and the ability to trade much more quickly.

Meeting Healthcare Demand in Challenging Times

The pandemic put considerable strain on the care industry in the UK, however, for the healthcare industry the value during the coronavirus crisis significantly increased and was able to be sustained. The pandemic put considerable strain on the care industry in the UK. Residents of homes and people living independently were isolated from their nearest and dearest; and those who provided essential care were facing their own challenges with family members and catching illnesses themselves. This increased demand for agencies that recruit and train healthcare workers, to be able to replenish and fulfil the increasing demand of essential workers. The Department of Health & Social Care commissioned modelling based on 2014 data, which suggested that the number of full-time equivalent jobs in care would need to increase by around 2.6% per year until 2035 to meet increased demand.