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Care workers: Britain’s unsung heroes

Having worked overtime until the early hours of the morning, driving from house to house on snow-covered roads, Jessica Gentry, a care worker from Bury, decided to share her experience on Facebook in an open letter to the Prime Minister.

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Social Care: A New Year but the Same Old Story

The New Year can often be a cause for optimism and a fresh start, unfortunately, the crisis in social care shows no signs of relenting. On New Year’s Day, the Daily Telegraph published a new investigation which revealed that huge numbers of expats living in popular resorts on the Spanish coast are being lured back to the UK by care agencies in desperate need of temporary home-care staff.

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The inconvenient truth about social care

Years of inadequate funding for social care were inevitably going to have consequences. A combination of reduced funding and higher staff costs, following the ‘living wage’ increase have put profitability under severe strain across the care sector. As a result, care providers are beginning to hand back contracts, with 57% of local authorities experiencing this within the last six months.

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