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To: Government



Provide better pay for care workers

Why is this important?

We call on the Government to ensure all care workers receive better pay.

The pandemic has shown just how much we rely on our nation's 1.52m social care workers and the risks they take to do their job. It has provided a focus on the incredible work they undertake in supporting vulnerable people to the highest of standards.

But care workers aren't given the rate of pay that they deserve - despite them literally placing their lives at risk to fulfil their role to the people they support, their employer and to society. Few care workers get above the National Living Wage of £8.72 per hour.

The Government must provide additional funding to local authorities, to pass on to the care providers who employ the care workers. Local authorities pay social care providers in their area an hourly rate, and it is this rate that determines how much social care workers are paid. The hourly rates vary between local authorities – but none provide enough funding to social care providers to enable them a decent salary.

We are a coalition of care organisations who want to pay our amazing staff the REAL living wage of £9.50 per hour (£10.85 in London), which has been calculated as the minimum salary people need to live on. We are

Please sign and share this petition. Let's show Government how much we want to see care workers receive the pay they deserve for all that they do.

How it will be delivered

We will deliver the petition to Downing Street

United Kingdom

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Reasons for signing

  • I am a support worker, it is a wide ranging and sometimes difficult job even before the additional strain of COVID. People don’t do this type of work for the money, but we do deserve better pay or this type of work
  • Support workers do a brilliant job and do not get paid a fair wage for what they do. They deserve more.
  • we all need better pay for what we do


2020-10-27 21:21:42 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2020-10-12 20:28:24 +0100

500 signatures reached

2020-10-08 12:45:33 +0100

100 signatures reached

2020-10-06 20:44:15 +0100

50 signatures reached

2020-10-06 17:19:17 +0100

25 signatures reached

2020-10-06 13:16:38 +0100

10 signatures reached