In response to The Resolution Foundation’s report, As if we cared: the costs and benefits of a living wage for social care workers, which reveals that almost a million care jobs in the UK pay below living wage, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, said:

“When so many of us will need care ourselves – or know someone who will – we have to ask whether we are comfortable with those people responsible for carrying out such vital, challenging work earning less than the living wage. Worryingly though, up to 220,000 are not even paid the national minimum wage, let alone a living wage. However, since low pay in the social care sector is a result of chronic underfunding, addressing it will require fundamental reform in how we pay for care.”

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