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Care providers refuse requests due to understaffing

02 Sep 2021
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GMB, the union for care workers, has responded to care providers refusing care requests due to understaffing.

Rachel Harrison, GMB National Officer, said:

"It's no wonder care providers are chronically understaffed.

"This is a direct result of the appalling pay and condition -  often including zero hours contracts - our dedicated care workers are forced to endure.

"Carers are highly skilled professionals, who made incredible sacrifices during the pandemic. 

"They should be treated and paid as such - care workers deserve £15 an hour, no less. 

"The Government needs to stop kicking care plans into the long grass and ensure our crumbling social care system is properly funded."

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