Public polling by Survation, commissioned by Citizens UK, reveals 82% of the public back Government investment in social care to fund a pay rise for care workers.
The polling found high levels of public support for key workers such as cleaners, couriers, and care workers being paid a real Living Wage. This comes as the real Living Wage increased to £10.85 p/h in London, and £9.50 p/h across the UK, increasing over 250,000 people's wages.Read more
Citizens UK is today (November 10, 2020) launching a social media campaign to get people to share why they care about care #WorthTheMoney.
In June we launched our campaign to get key workers a real Living Wage. We want to increase the pressure on the government by sharing public care stories. We need to win a funding settlement so those working in social care get paid a real Living Wage (£9.50 across the UK and £10.85 in London).Read more
In response to the news today (July 21, 2020) that public sector workers would be given a pay rise, we were disappointed to see that care workers were omitted from this.Read more
Tabitha is a care worker and Citizens UK leader - and one of the many key workers helping to keep the country running during the Covid-19 crisis. Like 500,000 other care sector staff in the UK, she works below the Living Wage. This is why she is launching a campaign today with Citizens UK to get key workers a real Living Wage.
I feel like a Roman Gladiator going into the ring on a night shift. Everyone is clapping you, but you're pitting yourself against a deadly disease without the proper pay and protection.
That’s why I’ve launched this petition to ask Matt Hancock MP to properly fund social care, with the £1.4 billion needed to ensure hundreds of thousands of staff like me can receive the real Living Wage.Read more