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‘Pay Fair for Care’ Day of Action
February 3, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
The Future Social Care Coalition believes it is time for the Government to act and time for you to support and protect the social care workforce in the UK. There has never been a more urgent time for Government to back a fair deal for under-valued social care workers – the forgotten frontline. The Future Social Care Coalition is a cross-party and cross sector group which includes senior politicians, employer groups and the largest union in social care.
Those who care for the most vulnerable in society deserve a better deal. The Future Social Care Coalition wants to secure seismic change, transform the social care sector and is urging the Government to take immediate action to deliver:
- Parity of esteem for the social care sector with the NHS: if social care is to improve and increase health and wellbeing outcomes, the social care service must no longer be treated as the ‘forgotten frontline’
- A comprehensive social care workforce strategy designed to generate skills training, professionalism and improve pay and conditions for social care workers
- A substantial and immediate funding boost for social care and, in the longer term, a social care funding solution that is both equitable and sustainable
The Parliamentary Petition Create an Emergency Carers Support Fund to increase care worker wages – now has more than 12,000 signatures but the goal is to get this to over 100,00 which would guarantee a debate in Parliament. The ‘Day of Action’ will promote the petition and hear from carers, celebrities, MPs from all political parties and other speakers.
Please register to attend, sign the petition and share this page and the petition with your colleagues and networks. It is #TimeForAFairDeal.
Further details to be announced. For more information visit the Future Social Care Coalition website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.