Responding to the Migration Advisory Committee’s latest report, James Bullion, ADASS President said:

 

The Migration Advisory Committee is right to, again, sound the alarm about shortages in staff who provide the vital care and support enabling disabled and older people to live good lives. It is also right to underline that this is an economic rather than a migration issue. At the start of the pandemic, care staff were recognised and applauded by the public for the essential work that they do; it is now vital that they are also rewarded properly for the difference they make to millions of our lives. That is why we are calling for a social care living wage. 

 

It is crucial that the Spending Review delivers fair pay for our brilliant social care workforce, restores the ability of local authorities to fund in full the care we all want for ourselves and our families, and lays the ground for wider reform proposals that are now needed more than ever. 

 

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