Damian Green supports Dimensions and the 76,000 people who have signed their petition calling for social care workers to be paid the same as their NHS equivalents. He was with Dimensions and their supporters at Downing Street to deliver the petition to the Prime Minister.
Connecting care worker pay to NHS bands is principally about parity – parity which will drive more people to choose to work in social care, and to stay there for longer.
Social care is the unsung hero of the Covid pandemic and is the foundation supporting the NHS by reducing admissions, bed blocking, mental health crisis events and enabling patients to be cared for at home by the people who know them best. Connecting care worker pay to NHS bands will make clear how much we value care workers.
If you agree, sign the petition and add your voice: http://change.org/social-care-pay