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Petition Create an Emergency Carers Support Fund to increase care worker wages

The Government should support the 1.6 million care workers who, like me, are caring for our most vulnerable during COVID-19, by immediately creating a £3.9billion Emergency Carers Support Fund so we all receive at least the Living Wage Foundation’s recommended hourly rate of £9.50 (£10.85 London).

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Up to three quarters of care workers earn less than the Real Living Wage, a quarter are on zero-hours contracts and tens of thousands are still not paid for all the hours they work.

Along with the cross party, cross sector Future Social Care Coalition I believe it is time for a fair deal for social care workers. This is the first time that employers, unions and charities as well as those using care services have come together along with five former Health Ministers to speak with one voice.

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