Will you help add your name to a new petition for the nation’s social care heroes?
SeeAbility has joined with other organisations to shine a light on low pay in social care through the #BetterPay4SocialCare campaign. Low pay not only affects the millions of people that work in social care, but it also impact on the millions more who rely on the industry to lead their lives, which then gets disrupted if their staff can’t afford to stay working in the profession.
Led by care worker Beth, the new petition is calling on the Treasury to open its purse-strings and recognise the efforts of social care staff by benchmarking pay at the real living wage. The real living wage is the recommended rate by the Living Wage Foundation that accurately reflects the cost of living, which is higher than the current National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates that social care staff are currently benchmarked to.
At SeeAbility, we’re calling on all our supporters, people we support, their friends and family, and those who believe in social justice to sign the #BetterPay4SocialCare petition and put pressure on the government to give proper attention to the issue of pay for social care workers.
You can read more about why SeeAbility is supporting this campaign in our Chief Executive’s blog.