Good news. Home care workers in Cornwall will be better paid and treated and given more time to care.
Eight years ago I started pushing a care workers’ Charter to improve pay and conditions for the heroes who provide home care. Although this should have been sorted by the Government, it hasn’t been.
However, I’m pleased that Liberal Democrats on Cornwall Council have now been able to introduce a “real living wage” base line for care workers, insist on proper pay for travel time and expenses, a minimum of 5 days of paid-for training per annum, and have scrapped 15 minute visits to give care staff enough time to care.