Matt Hancock refuses to commit to paying care workers the ‘Real Living Wage’ ‹ Carer Voice


The heading is from Welfare Weekly, https://welfareweekly.com/matt-hancock-refuses-to-commit-to-paying-care-workers-the-real-living-wage/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+welfareweekly1+%28Welfare+Weekly%29

Here is an extract from Welfare Weekly

‘The UK Health Secretary has failed to commit to following Scotland’s lead and ensuring all care workers in England get the Real Living Wage in recognition of their contribution to the Coronavirus response.

Responding to the UK government statement on Covid-19, SNP Shadow Health Secretary Dr Philippa Whitford MP urged Matt Hancock to roll-out the Real Living Wage to all care workers – like has been the case in Scotland for many years – and reverse the 20% cut to public health funding imposed by the Tories in 2015.

 

Source: Matt Hancock refuses to commit to paying care workers the ‘Real Living Wage’ ‹ Carer Voice

Open message to the new Chancellor of the Exchequer The Right Honourable Rishi Sunak MP | Carer Voice


Firstly, Congratulations on your promotion to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.Now, within the next few weeks you will have an important event, not only your first Budget, but the first Budget of …

Source: Open message to the new Chancellor of the Exchequer The Right Honourable Rishi Sunak MP | Carer Voice

Social care overlooked once again as Tories move to boost NHS recruitment : Care Home Professional | Carer Voice


Care leaders have slammed the government for overlooking social care following its announcement that it aims to make it easier for overseas doctors and nurses to work in the UK following Brexit. Th…

Source: Social care overlooked once again as Tories move to boost NHS recruitment : Care Home Professional | Carer Voice

Law change means 100,000 more people will get personal health budgets : Welfare Weekly


A change in law means people who use wheelchairs or need mental health support will have greater choice and control in managing their own health and care.

From 2 December, everyone eligible for an NHS wheelchair and people who require aftercare services under section 117 of the Mental Health Act will have access to a personal health budget.

Personal health budgets are planned and agreed between individuals and clinicians, giving people greater choice, flexibility and control over their health and care support.

A personal health budget could be spent on specially adapted wheelchairs designed to maximise independence, a choice of personal care assistants who can be trained to meet the individual’s needs, and exercise classes to help maintain a healthy lifestyle, gain confidence and reduce stress.

 

Source: Law change means 100,000 more people will get personal health budgets : Welfare Weekly