Government urged to act over ‘national scandal’ of adult social care pay – as 54,000 in Yorkshire earn below Living Wage

Chronic under-funding of adult social care in the North is sparking a workforce crisis, the Government was warned today, as calls were made to reverse budget cuts and introduce the Living Wage for the sector to address a “national scandal”.
Bosses at a leading think tank claim that poor job quality and low pay, coupled with a 50 per cent fall in local authority funding since 2010, mean social care now faces a spiralling workforce shortage of 100,000 in the sector across England as it struggles to cope with the rising demand of an ageing population.

Read more on the Yorkshire Post, 10 December 2018