Care workers

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UK care homes: how are staff shortages affecting you
We would like to hear from UK care home owners and workers about shortfall in staff

Guardian community team

12, Oct, 2021 @4:48 PM

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Coronavirus report warned of impact on UK four years before pandemic
Exclusive: Report from planning exercise in 2016 alerted government of need to stockpile PPE and set up contact tracing system

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

07, Oct, 2021 @7:32 PM

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Unvaccinated care workers should get another job, says Javid
Health secretary will not postpone 11 November deadline for staff in England to be fully vaccinated against Covid

Harriet Grant

02, Oct, 2021 @12:18 PM

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England’s NHS and care services need 1.1m extra staff by 2031, finds study
Health Foundation says government must spend up to £86.4bn more on services to maintain standards

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

01, Oct, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Labour would empower unions to drive up wages, says Angela Rayner
Deputy leader sets out plans for sector-wide fair pay agreements, starting with adult social care

Heather Stewart Political editor

24, Sep, 2021 @9:30 PM

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England care homes ‘may be forced to close’ as Covid jab deadline looms
Government has ruled care staff must be fully vaccinated with Thursday last day for first jab

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

16, Sep, 2021 @10:49 AM

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Care homes urge easing of rules on overseas workers to tackle staffing crisis
More than 70,000 care workers may have to leave sector in November if they are not fully vaccinated

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

13, Sep, 2021 @4:52 PM

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Social care plan will help just a tenth of UK’s older people in need
Campaigners say proposals fail to tackle unmet needs in a sector already in crisis, while ‘red wall’ MPs fear a backlash from voters

James Tapper & Toby Helm

12, Sep, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Care sector: staff are quitting, flu is coming and the elderly are fearful
Recruitment crisis has left families struggling to find help – and put more pressure on overstretched carers

James Tapper

12, Sep, 2021 @6:15 AM

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There is nothing in Boris Johnson’s social care plans to rescue providers like us | Mike Padgham
Our sector will receive just £2.9bn over three years. That will do little to mitigate decades of underfunding, says Mike Padgham of Saint Cecilia’s Care Group

Mike Padgham

09, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Nearly 300,000 on adult social care ‘waiting lists’ in England
Delays starkly demonstrate funding and staffing pressures in sector, say local authority care chiefs

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

08, Sep, 2021 @3:38 PM

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PM’s social care fix meant he had to break a promise to fulfil a pledge
Analysis: move to raise NICs to plug funding in social care signals end of small-state, low-tax Tories

Larry Elliott Economics editor

07, Sep, 2021 @5:22 PM

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