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13 October 2021
The news media are keen to talk about shortages of petrol, HGV drivers, fruit pickers, etc, but they are not talking about the social care crisis caused by the shortage of carers.
22 September 2021
'Help' is a heart-wrenching story of a care home in Liverpool for people with dementia. When the Covid-19 crisis hits the home, the main protagonist, Sarah, is faced with loss, pressure and difficult
22 September 2021
Warrior Carers protested outside West Sussex County Hall on 15 September. We were protesting about the unfair client contribution, also known as the 'disability tax'.
8 September 2021
Fight for free, public, adult social care: Tory-controlled West Sussex County Council (WSCC) is proposing to cut Adult Services by 50% from £10 million to £5 million per year
20 April 2020
My sister works as a carer in a local privately run care home. She has been worried sick over the policies for coronavirus not being implemented there
25 March 2020
Boris Johnson has said that non-urgent operations will be cancelled, and people already in hospital sent home, to free up 30,000 general and acute beds in the NHS to accommodate coronavirus patients. According to Johnson, they will be released into the care of "community health providers".
22 May 2019
The Birmingham home carers' 20-month long dispute has ended in victory
20 March 2019
Meeting discusses fight to win other disputes and save services in the city
5 December 2018
Brum's Labour council won't get an easy Christmas this year. Two of its workforces - bin workers and home carers - are balloting for strikes
16 November 2018
14 November 2018
The crisis in social care continues to worsen, as councils prepare to find alternative provision for 13,500 more elderly and disabled people by the end of the month
17 October 2018
If austerity is over, no-one told the Tory councillors of Devon County Council. Foster carers are to have their allowances cut by 30%.
17 October 2018
At a mass members' meeting on 5 October, Birmingham Council home carers unanimously voted by show of hands to reject the council's 'final' offer and continue striking.
19 September 2018
"Are you Tories in disguise?" was directed at Birmingham's Blairite council on 15 September at another fantastic rally for striking home care workers
5 September 2018
There is only so much neglect or trauma that one person can witness before it becomes demoralising and depression sets in.
7 August 2018
Low-paid care workers are striking for 14 days against Birmingham Labour council's cuts
4 July 2018
Service users and carers protested outside Rotherham Town Hall against the council's decision to close centres
17 January 2018
Many foster carers cannot maintain a day job if they have a challenging young person to care for, and so rely wholly on their council allowance
9 August 2017
Since the NHS began outsourcing care services to private companies and charities, wages and conditions for carers, support workers and healthcare assistants have been squeezed.
31 May 2017
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