Tory pledge on pay for social care staff

The Conservative Party admitted today that tackling pay rates in social care is “unavoidable” given current levels and vacancy rates.

A policy paper called for a “new partnership” with social care workers, carers and users, including addressing pay and low qualification rates.

It also called for “a more durable and honest” funding framework involving “planned co-payments” between individuals and the state, to enable them to plan their future care needs.

The Wellbeing of the Nation, which also looks at social housing and education, is the interim report of the party’s public service improvement policy group.



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