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Poor pay makes care workers feel like second class citizens – the next government must fix this
social care crisis sees care workers experiencing low pay
Katherine Chapman

Poor pay makes care workers feel like second class citizens – the next government must fix this

Around 43% of adult social care workers in England are earning less than they need to live, rising to 80% in London. The next government needs to give care workers a pay boost to fix the social care crisis, writes Living Wage Foundation's Katherine Chapman
Lib Dems hailed for putting NHS and social care at 'heart' of election with 'welcome' manifesto
General election 2024

Lib Dems hailed for putting NHS and social care at 'heart' of election with 'welcome' manifesto

There's no debate – Britain's disabled people are in the grip of a social care emergency
Men in England's poorest areas can expect to live to 73, 10 years fewer than in richer areas.
Mikey Erhardt

There's no debate – Britain's disabled people are in the grip of a social care emergency

Hate speech, snooping and benefits: How government policy has 'violated disabled people's rights'
Disability rights

Hate speech, snooping and benefits: How government policy has 'violated disabled people's rights'

My daughter has been trapped in hospital for years with a learning disability – and she wants out
Disabilities

My daughter has been trapped in hospital for years with a learning disability – and she wants out

Social care is on its knees. It's no wonder public dissatisfaction is at a record high
social care
Evan John

Social care is on its knees. It's no wonder public dissatisfaction is at a record high

Care worker faced homelessness as low pay left her with 'nothing' to fall back on
social care/ abbie bowler
Social care

Care worker faced homelessness as low pay left her with 'nothing' to fall back on

Tory government 'demonises' disabled people who face 'onerous' benefits system, UN warns
disability benefits/ disabled people
Disabled people

Tory government 'demonises' disabled people who face 'onerous' benefits system, UN warns

'He's like a caged animal in the flat': Meet the parents fighting for an adult social care revolution
Parents and children take part in a sensory parachute exercise at Linden Farm
Social care

'He's like a caged animal in the flat': Meet the parents fighting for an adult social care revolution

Homelessness at heart of councils' £4bn funding black hole, MPs warn: 'It's an out-of-control crisis'
Centre for Homelessness Impact Brian
Homelessness

Homelessness at heart of councils' £4bn funding black hole, MPs warn: 'It's an out-of-control crisis'

If UK doesn't value foreign care workers like me, it will never fix problems in social care
Care worker Sybil Msezane
Sybil Msezane

If UK doesn't value foreign care workers like me, it will never fix problems in social care

Adoptees share the 'extreme emotional challenge' of meeting birth parents decades after adoption
adoption/ Vivianne Grant
Adoption

Adoptees share the 'extreme emotional challenge' of meeting birth parents decades after adoption

Disabled people 'risk losing right to take part in society' with social care 'on its knees'
social care/ disabled people
Social care

Disabled people 'risk losing right to take part in society' with social care 'on its knees'

‘It’s not an infinite resource’: How volunteers are papering over the cracks of austerity
volunteer
Volunteering

‘It’s not an infinite resource’: How volunteers are papering over the cracks of austerity

Lack of flexibility in low paid-work means people are having to go part-time, study finds
Flexible working

Lack of flexibility in low paid-work means people are having to go part-time, study finds

Four in five of the children’s homes in England are run for profit – here’s why that is a problem
A young girls holds her head in her hands while sitting in a doorway
Child poverty

Four in five of the children’s homes in England are run for profit – here’s why that is a problem

'The government takes advantage of our love': Families caring for child relatives plead for help
kinship carer Katie
Cost of living crisis

'The government takes advantage of our love': Families caring for child relatives plead for help

'There's no support for us at all': The realities of caring for a disabled child during a heatwave
record temperatures/ carers of disabled children/ image of child in wheelchair
Heatwave

'There's no support for us at all': The realities of caring for a disabled child during a heatwave

Wales launches monthly £1,600 universal basic income payments for care leavers
Universal basic income

Wales launches monthly £1,600 universal basic income payments for care leavers

Why care home staff in the UK are at breaking point
A nurse in a blue out fit take notes from a patient
Social care

Why care home staff in the UK are at breaking point

Care leavers campaign for better support: 'We don't have a great start in life when we turn 18'
Social Justice

Care leavers campaign for better support: 'We don't have a great start in life when we turn 18'

What support is available for unpaid carers?
Employment

What support is available for unpaid carers?

While celebrating her past, the Queen could change the UK's future
the queen
Paul McNamee

While celebrating her past, the Queen could change the UK's future

Carers 'devastated' at end of free Covid tests amid record infections
A coronavirus lateral flow test
Cost of Living Crisis

Carers 'devastated' at end of free Covid tests amid record infections

Welsh care leavers to receive £1,600 a month in basic income pilot
Universal Basic Income

Welsh care leavers to receive £1,600 a month in basic income pilot