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Build on the anger after Tory plans for care fall apart

Build on the anger after Tory plans for care   fall apart A few days after parliament overwhelmingly passed the first round of the government’s social care bill, Tory MPs are already having jitters.

Who cares—the reality for social care workers

Who cares—the reality for social care workers Long hours and low pay, services collapsing after years of cuts, thousands of unfilled vacancies, needs of the cared for ignored. Socialist Worker talks to frontline care workers about what’s gone wrong

Tories announce social care plan that is class war on workers

Tories announce social care plan that is class war on workers The Tories have unveiled a scheme that they say will deal with the social care crisis. It is a piece of class warfare favouring the rich and making workers pay.

The Troublemaker—Care home raised fees to line rich bosses’ pockets

The Troublemaker—Care home raised fees to line rich bosses’ pockets Britain’s biggest care home ­operator raised fees for residents in the pandemic while funnelling cash to its super-rich owners.

Social care plans a sham

Social care plans a sham Attacks on ordinary people are being masked by proposals to support the adult social care system and NHS.

Care homes used ‘do not resuscitate’ orders without residents’ consent

Care homes used ‘do not resuscitate’ orders without residents’ consent Some English care homes have imposed blanket “do not resuscitate” orders on residents during the pandemic—without their knowledge or consent.

Scottish care report identifies problems but doesn’t have all the answers

08 February 2021
The proposal for a National Care Service should be welcomed. But it needs to be shaped by workers, service users and their families, not by the lust for profit

Damning report exposes Tory care home lies

07 February 2021
Tory claims to have thrown a “protective ring around” care homes are in tatters after a report by the Care Quality Commission.

‘We won’t roll over and take it,’ say Sage care home strikers in north London

06 February 2021
Sage care home workers in Golders Green, north London, staged lively picket lines on Saturday. 

Parents denied furlough payments by the bosses

18 January 2021
A majority of parents who have asked for furlough to take care of their children while schools are shut have been refused by bosses.

Care homes ‘managed death’ in first wave of virus

06 October 2020
The full horror wreaked upon care homes during coronavirus has been revealed by a new Amnesty International report. 

Rehab workers in Wigan begin tens days of strikes for pay equality

22 September 2020
Alcohol and drug rehabworkers in Wigan and Leigh launched a ten-day walkout on Monday in their long-running fight for pay equality.

Care workers celebrate court victory over low pay

16 September 2020
A group of care workers have won a significant legal victory that ruled they should be paid for time spent travelling between clients

Women’s lives are forgotten in pandemic

10 August 2020
As schools are forced to close and childcare becomes less available the pressure on women as primary caregivers to children has greatly increased.Sarah Bates looks at why this is and talks to those bearing the brunt of this crisis

Tories’ dodgy tests will only spell more misery

03 August 2020
The government is suggesting a second Covid-19 wave is about to hit Britain—but they aren’t doing nearly enough to prepare properly for a new onslaught.

Tory government responsible for highest Covid-19 death toll in Europe

30 July 2020
England has had “the longest continuous period of excess mortality” and “the highest levels of excess mortality” in Europe.

Make rich pay for care

28 July 2020
The Tories are looking to any avenue to solve the crisis in adult social care—without taxing the rich.

Tories’ care home lies

07 July 2020
 Tory prime minister Boris Johnson has begun the process of passing the blame for the coronavirus crisis. 

Residents pay more for failed care + new threats to homeless people

09 June 2020
Coronavirus has ripped through adult social care.

Derby care homes saved + BT terms fight + NHS safety scandals

01 June 2020
In the face of a union campaign and mounting public pressure, Derbyshire county council last week announced a reversal of plans to close seven care homes in the county.

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