England & Wales Press Releases

Key to Care Commission, one year on


Radical change still required to improve lives of care workers

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive at the LGiU said:

“Last year, we found that home care was on the edge of crisis. Over the past year, not enough has changed for us to revise this opinion.

Although some improvements have been made, they’ve been sparse and scant. While we absolutely welcome the higher wages paid to care workers through the National Living Wage, we also recognise that his puts new pressures on councils and providers.

We still think that radical change is required if we’re to improve care and the lives of care workers.”



Notes to editors

A full copy of the report card can be found here.

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Further detail on the Burstow Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce initial report and findings here.