English Health Secretary and former PR man, Matt Hancock, has announced a badge of honour for care staff so that they can get the kind of public recognition they deserve. The estimated cost will be £0.14 per person for the badges. The contract has already gone to a manufacturer in Wuhan, China.
‘Social care support workers providing direct adult support will have their pay increased to at least the Real Living Wage rate of £9.30 an hour for all hours worked, including sleep-overs and hours worked by personal assistants. The Scottish Government will also provide funding to third sector and independent providers specifically to ensure staff receive sick pay if they are off work ill or because they are self-isolating.’