Care workers

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The Guardian view on unpaid carers: labour, even if it is for love | Editorial
Editorial: The growing number of people who do more than 20 hours of unpaid care for loved ones every week deserve more support


20, Jan, 2023 @6:30 PM

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Families still being charged thousands in care home fees after relative’s death
Bereaved billed up to month’s worth of care, despite UK competition regulator saying such charges are likely to be illegal

Anna Tims

16, Jan, 2023 @7:03 AM

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Care providers ask for doubled fees to care for people discharged from hospitals
Care England says current funding is ‘inadequate’ if homes are to pay staff more and manage rehabilitation

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

09, Jan, 2023 @12:00 AM

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Council providing three-minute care visits to vulnerable - ombudsman
Overworked staff allocated extremely short care calls by local authority struggling to meet users’ needs

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

05, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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How to sort out the crisis engulfing dementia care | Letters
Letters: Sarah McClinton, Les Bright and Jeremy Seymour on the pressures facing the care home sector

04, Jan, 2023 @6:37 PM

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Complained about neglect in a care home and faced a visiting ban? This is the new normal | Helen Wildbore
Colleagues who have been in the sector for 20 years say they’ve never seen it this bad, says Helen Wildbore, director of the Relatives & Residents Association

Helen Wildbore

29, Dec, 2022 @12:42 PM

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Teachers and social workers suffer most from ‘lost decade’ for pay growth in UK
Research shows public sector salaries have fallen significantly behind those in the private sector

Sally Weale Education correspondent

21, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Health expert Jeremy Hunt knew how to fix social care. Why is chancellor Jeremy Hunt not doing so? | Polly Toynbee
As chair of the health select committee he wrote a bold and sensible report. He now seems to have forgotten what was in it, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

15, Dec, 2022 @5:21 PM

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Care workers hit back at Matt Hancock’s claim staff brought Covid to care homes
Most cases not caused by decision to discharge patients from hospital without testing, says former health secretary

Sophie Zeldin-O'Neill

03, Dec, 2022 @8:09 PM

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Care crisis left my brother relying on the kindness of friends and volunteers | Letters
Letter: Shelagh Young writes about her brother being left without care, and says that trying to hold local councils or the NHS to account feels futile

30, Nov, 2022 @5:41 PM

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Care homes in England ‘risk being vilified’ if forced to allow visitors
Sector hit by staff and funding shortages warns against giving residents legal right to see guests

Tom Ambrose

12, Nov, 2022 @11:28 AM

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One in four children of UK care workers living in poverty, TUC finds
Figure represents 220,000 children, with union adding many families of nurses and public transport workers also in crisis

Mabel Banfield-Nwachi

01, Nov, 2022 @10:30 PM

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