The job care workers do is vital. Entrusted to look after the people that we love – to care for them, while they are vulnerable, elderly or sick. It is honourable work. But care workers are not treated fairly.
Their incredible contribution is not valued by many of their employers or our government. Big care companies are acting like cowboys. And the government have chronically underfunded the sector for years. Care is in crisis. But it is care workers, and the people that they care for, that are paying the price. Care workers are some of the lowest paid workers in the UK and the quality of care that vulnerable people receive is not good enough – one in five care homes in the UK is rated inadequate or in need of improvement.
That’s why we are campaigning for change. We are fighting to win care workers:
- A real living wage – as an absolute minimum
- Full pay for sleep-in’s and travel time
- Fair contracts, no zero hours
- Enough time to care
- A safe working environments
Care workers deserve good jobs. And the sector urgently needs sustainable funding and reform. We are going to win change. But we need your help to do it.