Care and support work to be recognized as 'skilled work' and paid accordingly.

Care and support work to be recognized as 'skilled work' and paid accordingly.

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abbie payne started this petition to UK Parliament

Support/care workers are responsible for improving and maintaining the lives of our most vulnerable members of society. Yet we are constantly undervalued and are barely making ends meet. Working unreasonable and unsociable hours for minimum wage with next to no benefits - no weekends off, no bank holidays and working over holidays. Not only this but we are required to be highly knowledgeable about regulations, policies, laws and have training in many areas. This includes medication administering, budgeting and handling of finances, mental health and crisis management and so on. We are also required to have a minimum of a level 3 qualification in this field to enter this line of work. Still we are not acknowledged. We pour our hearts and souls into our work making sure those with a disadvantage are happy and healthy. Sacrificing our health, social lives and emotional well being - all for minimum wage. We could earn more working in a supermarket. I believe the system take advantage of those who care and this needs to stop. Support workers and carers should not be struggling to make ends meet. This petition is to argue that care/support work is skilled work and should be paid at least 20,000 per annum across the board. Please sign if you agree.

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