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 the national
social services conference.
Tony Hunter said staff were still “woefully
underpaid” and that pay and status were particularly dire for
residential and home care staff.
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