Crisis within Social Care


#1

We are all aware of the crisis within Social Care due to the drastic reductions to Local Authority Grants from this Tory Government.

This reduced funding is causing many problems, some being that a few Care Providers are handing back care contracts to their respective Local Authorities, another is the lack of people willing to work in the Care Industry due to the abysmal rate of pay. This is causing a drastic shortage of people providing care to person who have need of care.

Will the Industry survive, now that is the question and maybe it may not, in any reasonable form, a dire situation, especially for persons with disabilities.

With this in mind a petition has been created to advise the Government of this crisis so that they can improve the funding to enable the pay rates to be increased.

Please could you therefore support the

Petition - Pay all employed carers the Living Wage

Flash, (Families Lobbying & Advising Sheffield), a group of family carers of relatives with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism in Sheffield are concerned at the state of Social Care, not only in Sheffield, but throughout the UK.

We all know that there is a major crisis in Social Care not just in Sheffield, but all over the UK. This is in a large part due to the lack of persons willing to come into the Care Industry, of which the low pay is a prime factor.

The Government currently have a recruitment campaign for the Care Industry ‘[Every Day is Different] (https://carervoice.wordpress.com/2019/02/22/new-campaign-to-recruit-thousands-more-adult-social-care-staff-gov-uk/comment-page-1/#comment-57).

However, there is no mention of pay.

Please therefore, could you consider the following

#pay #employed #wage #funding #government #serviceproviders #living

Could you look at promoting the Petition - 'Pay all employed carers the Living Wage, created by FLASh (Families Lobbying & Advising Sheffield).

Petition link https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/236151

Please sign this Petition, however, until you then click the signature verification link in the resulting email your signature will not be valid and will therefore not count re supporting the Petition cause.

More information https://1drv.ms/w/s!Aq2MsYduiazglWxA60JAY_2cpvN8

We need this Tory Government to end Austerity Cuts to Local Authorities and then increase the Grants to these Authorities so they can fund Care Service Providers to be able to pay their care workers at least the Living Wage.

Please also see the HFT report ‘Sector Pulse Check’, https://1drv.ms/w/s!Aq2MsYduiazglXuM7Duz6HOYXvsv

If the Petition attains 10,000 signatures, the Government will respond and if 100,000 signatures, it will be considered for debate in Parliament.

Please support and share with your work colleagues, family & friends, MP and Local Councillors.

For any further information Chris can be contacted on carervoice@gmail.com

Thank you

Chris Sterry

Vice-chair of FLASh


#2

Parliament appear to be aware of this crisis and have formed a Cross Party Committee to look at funding, recruitment and paay for Care Workers in the Care Industry

Chris Sterry