Saturday, June 22, 2024

Social care workforce funding halved for England, government confirms

FUNDING promised to develop the social care workforce in England has been halved, the government has confirmed reports the BBC.

In 2021 the government pledged “at least” £500 million for reforms, to be spent on training places and technology over three years.

But that figure is now £250 million, according to the Department of Health.

A coalition of charities said this cut is “just the latest in a long series of disappointments” over social care.

The government said its reforms would give care “the status it deserves” but some organisations in the sector say they fall short of what is needed.

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  1. I’ve worked in care,serving the community that I grew up in for 38 years , since I was 18. I believe that to care for people is a vocation. It was mine.Unfortunately, it is not a living wage. I live alone. I cannot afford to private rent but am having trouble securing council accommodation. I don’t even care right now about pay rise even though I should because I know how much care workers deserve it. I just need a secure home where I can pay my rent, have my family and friends around me that I’ve had all my life and continue to serve my community which had been so important to me


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