National Core Indicators (NCI) has released a new fact sheet on the challenges facing Direct Support Professionals (DSP). Click here to access the document, which highlights the most recent statistics from the Staff Stability Survey on the following topics:
- Numbers/status of DSPs
- Health Insurance
- Hourly Wages
- Vacancy rates
This new NCI fact sheet is a useful material for educating the community and lawmakers on the challenges of the workforce. To further advance your advocacy on workforce issues, ANCOR offers the following resources:
- Our 2017 workforce report, which identifies multiple factors contributing to the workforce crisis and offers both policy and practical solutions.
- The ANCOR Amplifier, which allows you to identify your federal, state and local elected officials. Look for the "Find Your Elected Officials" bar on the right side of the page.
- The 2018 ANCOR Annual Conference - hosted in New Orleans this year, our Converge in the Big Easy Conference offers several sessions on the workforce.
If you have any questions on how to advocate about workforce issues, please contact Doris Parfaite-Claude, Federal Advocacy and Research Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.