Real Living Wage for Carers in Northumberland

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We call on Northumberland County Council to increase their subsidy for care services so that Care Workers can be paid the Real Living Wage

Northumberland County Council currently pays a lower rate of subsidy for residential care than other North East local authorities and this is cited by care providers as the reason for non payment of the Real Living Wage

Care in the Community organisations have also cited low levels of subsidy as the reason for their non payment of the Real Living Wage

Care workers say they have to work as many additional hours as they can get just to make ends meet. They struggle to find time for training and miss quality time with family They have no collective voice because they have no time to organise 

We are calling on NCC to increase their subsidy to both residential and community  care providers conditional on the payment of the Real Living Wage as a minimum for all their employees

We have clapped for our Care Workers, now let’s ACT for them and give them a Real Living Wage.