Commenting on a report published today (Saturday) by Age UK on the pay and conditions facing social care workers, UNISON assistant general secretary and co-chair of the Future Social Care Coalition Christina McAnea said:
“These shocking findings are a wake-up call to government that enough is enough.
“Care staff can’t go on being ignored, undervalued and left to exist on poverty pay. A wage boost is needed now to get them through the pandemic and attract new recruits.
“A national care service would also bring about long overdue reform of the sector. It would drive up standards, boost pay and training and ensure the care service is put on an equal footing with the NHS.”