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How much notice does my domiciliary care company need to provide if they are swapping my shift?

How much notice does my Domiciliary care company if they are swapping my shift?

Thank you for your query. The notice provided by your domiciliary care company, if they are swapping shifts around, should be stipulated within your employment contract; I would refer to this in the first instance. There may be a section in relation to hours of work and rules around this that highlights the company’s policy on this. I hope this helps.

Emily Watts

Domiciliary Care Policy Lead

Emily has a background in quality and compliance with specific expertise in audit. Her previous roles have included working with domiciliary care branches that required improvement and supporting them to action plan and improve their quality and compliance. Working at one of the largest UK domiciliary care providers ensured Emily was exposed to significant numbers of CQC, CIW and Care Inspectorate Scotland inspections. She led internal audits bench marking against regulatory standards , supporting managers in the drive to deliver high quality care and support. Emily has a proven track record in supporting the transformation of branches that require improvement, moving them to compliant and on the journey to outstanding. Read more


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