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GMB welcome Welsh Government support for carers

01 May 2020
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Commenting on the decision, Kelly Andrews GMB Social Care lead said:

“This will be welcome news for our hardworking carers who have been risking their own lives by looking after the most vulnerable in our society.

“£500 goes a lot further than an £8.00 badge, and will make a real difference for carers. Many are facing minimum wage employment and SSP if they are sick themselves, although there is so much more that needs to be done.

"COVID 19 has highlighted how much the Social care workforce has been undervalued for years. GMB is calling for a full scale review & restructure of Social Care in Wales so that Social care workers are finally recognised for the invaluable and highly skilled professional service that they provide.”

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