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Social care cash boost 'welcome' but sticking plaster not the answer

29 Jun 2021
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Hopefully this money reaches the pockets of the low paid workforce, says GMB union 

GMB has described a social care coronavirus cash boost as ‘welcome’ but will not resolve years of drastic underfunding. 

The Government has announced an extra £250 million for coronavirus protections.

Kelly Andrews, GMB National Care Lead, said: 

“GMB welcomes the additional funding to social care. 

“Hopefully this money reaches the pockets of the low paid workforce and enables them to receive full pay sick pay if they are required to isolate.  

Hopefully this money reaches the pockets of the low paid workforce and enables them to receive full pay sick pay if they are required to isolate. 

Kelly Andrews, GMB National Care Lead

“The new Health and Social Care Minister needs to recognise a sticking plaster is not going to resolve years of drastically underfunding a sector which continues to go from crisis to crisis.” 

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