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Recruitment to care sector 'a constant demand'

Constituents concerned about respite care provision says MHK

A Rushen MHK says he's been contacted by constituents caring for adults with learning difficulties who are concerned about the demand on the Island's respite care unit.

Juan Watterson recently asked Tynwald for information about the staffing, and budget, of the Hollydene unit in Radcliffe Villas.

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The site has seen a 37 per cent increase in demand, over the past five years, with seven rounds of recruitment taking place since last year.

Mr Watterson told Manx Radio those issues take precedence over plans for a new purpose-built respite unit:

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