In discussions with providers, some people raised an issue in respect of younger people wanting to work in the Domiciliary Care workplace.
In many cases these jobs require people to have their own transport.
We are told that business use insurance for under-25s can be hard to obtain, or very expensive. This is in addition to the already high costs of standard motor insurance for younger people.
Norfolk County Council’s Market Engagement Team are trying to establish the impact of this particular issue on young people’s employment options. If it is a significant issue we will explore whether there are any ways that Norfolk County Council can intervene, perhaps by negotiating bulk rates for insurance.
Are you, or do you know of a young person who has been forced to refuse a job offer, or to abandon plans to apply for a job in the care sector as a result of insurance costs?
Are you, or do you know, an employer who has experienced issues with employees or potential employees being unable to take up or continue employment because of insurance costs?
Are you, or do you know, an employer who has come up with a solution for enabling young people to carry out mobile working without facing these costs?
If you have any useful information or comments about this issue, please email Donald Leggett at firstname.lastname@example.org