Talk Health and Care

title and pay

I would like the title ‘carer’ to be reserved for individuals who carry out the caring task as a personal responsibility without remuneration. The term ‘Care Practitioner’ or 'care worker' could replace the title ‘carer’ for a care worker. Existing roles should be categorised into different levels. Workers’ pay should also be structured along the NHS grade to reflect the skill and responsibility that comes with the grade. All care workers should be paid at least NMW for all the hours they work including sleep-in shifts and travel time between visits in the community. Rotas should be more settled and posted sooner than at the end of the previous week. 

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