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13 October 2021

Social care funding needed now

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.

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22 September 2021

TV Review - Help: Heart-wrenching portrayal of Covid care home crisis

'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

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22 September 2021

W Sussex 'disability tax' - protest not going away

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'.

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8 September 2021

End service cuts and care charges

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

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20 April 2020

Management tells carers PPE would 'worry' residents

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

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25 March 2020

Social care: "Not good enough by miles"

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".

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22 May 2019

Home carers victory

The Birmingham home carers' 20-month long dispute has ended in victory

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20 March 2019

Victory for Birmingham bin workers

Meeting discusses fight to win other disputes and save services in the city

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5 December 2018

Blairite Birmingham steps up union-busting and two workforces plan strikes

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

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Lobby of the Swansea City Council's budget setting meeting on 28th February, photo by Swansea SP

Lobby of the Swansea City Council's budget setting meeting on 28th February, photo by Swansea SP

16 November 2018

Lobby of the Swansea City Council's budget setting meeting on 28th February, photo by Swansea SP

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14 November 2018

Major private care operator puts thousands of vulnerable people at risk

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

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17 October 2018

Devon foster carers fight 30% cut in allowances

If austerity is over, no-one told the Tory councillors of Devon County Council. Foster carers are to have their allowances cut by 30%.

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17 October 2018

Striking Brum home carers reject 'final' pay cut offer

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.

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19 September 2018

Birmingham home carers' protest demo

"Are you Tories in disguise?" was directed at Birmingham's Blairite council on 15 September at another fantastic rally for striking home care workers

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5 September 2018

A day in the life of a carer: "I am having trouble feeding my children on my wages"

There is only so much neglect or trauma that one person can witness before it becomes demoralising and depression sets in.

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7 August 2018

Birmingham home carers strike

Low-paid care workers are striking for 14 days against Birmingham Labour council's cuts

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4 July 2018

Service users and families protest learning disability service cuts

Service users and carers protested outside Rotherham Town Hall against the council's decision to close centres

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17 January 2018

Opinion: foster care is work - carers deserve workers' rights

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

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9 August 2017

End poverty pay for sleep-in care workers

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.

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31 May 2017

The Socialist inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Vote Corbyn; Manchester bombing witnesses; Clarke v Corbyn; dementia tax.

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