Home Care Workers

Tube Strikes and Dairy Deals - Solidarity or Subsidy?

Dave Clements | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Politics
Dave Clements

The travelling public should not grumble about the temporary inconvenience of longer journeys to and from work. Shake them by the hand. By defending their own interests and striving for more for themselves, they are standing up for us all. Good on 'em I say!

A Dementia Diary - It Could Be You One Day

Helen McEntire | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
Helen McEntire

I love my job. It's not always easy but it's the most valuable job in the world, I'm empowering people to do just what they want to or what they are able to do - to live with dementia not suffer from it.

Home Care Is Nearing Crisis - Let's Act Now

Paul Burstow | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Burstow

We should all welcome the extra £2 billion for health care services announced by the Government ahead of the Autumn Statement, but social care needs to get a slice too. Some of this new funding must be spent avoiding new crises.

The Scandal of Our Illegally Paid Care Workers

Matthew Egan | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Politics
Matthew Egan

Over 200,000 care workers, the people entrusted to look after our elderly and disabled, are regularly being paid less than the National Minimum Wage (NMW) £6.50 an hour. Over 200,000 people, doing some of the most vital and important work in our society, are the victims of a crime which causes poverty and leads to untold pain and misery for our care users.

Would You Break the Silence in a Hushed and Crowded Train Compartment?

Clare Pelham | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Politics
Clare Pelham

As part of our #MakeCareFair campaign to end 15 minute care, we have conducted a confidential survey with care workers up and down the country. They have told us it is impossible to carry out everyday tasks such as feeding, bathing and supporting someone to get dressed with any decency or consideration in this short time slot.