Low pay having ‘devastating consequences’ on care workers

Community Integrated Care social care worker Paige Halliday with Martin, one of the people she supports. Photograph by Katie Neeves of Martin Neeves Photography & Film

Low pay is leading to social care workers experiencing consequences of poverty, including the risk of homelessness and avoidable mental health challenges. A report, commissioned by Community Integrated Care, has revealed frontline workers are being undervalued by as much as 39% – nearly £7,000 per year – in comparison to their peers in equivalent positions…

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