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Government must step in to reassure Four Seasons’ workers and residents

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30 Apr 2019
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GMB, the union for care workers, says the Government must urgently step in to reassure Four Seasons staff and residents as the company looks on the brink of going bust.

Four Seasons Health Care (FSHC),which has 20,000 workers and around 17,000 residents and patents, is thought to be close to collapse

GMB helped launch a All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) earlier this year to deal with a social care system ‘crumbling beneath us’. 

The union says Four Season’s troubles show once again lack of funding is putting all our futures in serious danger – and why the Government must stop delaying their Green Paper in social care.

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Rehana Azam, GMB National Secretary, said:

“The possible collapse of Four Seasons shows our care system is in crisis, it is crumbling beneath us because the funding isn’t there.

“Lack of funding in the care sector is putting the profession - and all of our futures – in serious danger.

 “Throughout our lives, we will all come into contact with care -  be it our mums and dads needing help, working as a carer or knowing someone who does. Ultimately we will all need it ourselves. 

“But instead of taking action, this Government keeps kicking the Green Paper on social care into the long grass.

“Instead of wasting all their time bickering over Brexit, the Conservatives must pledge to step in and make sure Four Seasons facilities continue to operate and give tens of thousands and workers and residents the reassurance they need.”

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