More has to be done to improve the pay and status of the social
care workforce, the new president of the Association of Directors
of Social Services said in his opening address to members.
Tony Hunter said staff were still “woefully underpaid” and that pay
and status were particularly dire for residential and home care
He added that staff needed to shout from the rooftops about their
successes. “It never ceases to amaze me how coy social workers and
social care staff are about their big achievements.”