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Liz joins ‘Pay Fair for Care’ Rally

I spoke at the Future Social Care Coalition‘s ‘Pay Fair for Care’ Rally on Wednesday.

Transforming social care is one of the biggest challenges of our generation. That’s why we need all frontline care staff to get the fair pay, terms, and conditions they desperately need.

1.2 million care staff are paid less than the real living wage. Over half of home care workers are on zero-hours contracts. We should not live in a society where frontline care workers have to depend on food banks rather than earning a decent wage. 

We must work together to achieve change, and I will continue to campaign for reforms to social care to make it better for workers, users and families.

Watch my speech from 22:05.