PossAbilities CEO has written an open letter to incoming Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, appealing for a more fair and equitable approach to recognising the value of social care.
Rachel said “Our 600 staff are some of the people everybody clapped for not so long ago. The clapping has faded and we find ourselves back in reality. A reality that is grossly unfair and an insult to those carers that politicians say they really care about. We want to pay our staff more, but our hands are tied by what local authorities will pay us. I think that the time has come for a Social Care Living Wage. It’s not an easy fix, but we need to do everything we can to get social care staff properly recognised for the brilliant work that they do”
The full content of Rachel’s letter can be viewed here.