A new report, Unfair to Care, has found a large pay gap between professionals who work in similar roles such as teaching assistants and police community support workers. However, despite having a similar skillset, social care workers receive £7,000 more a year than social care workers, charity claims.
The government has said they are committed to improving the adult social care system and that the social care sector "has been an essential and valued part of the front line response to the pandemic".
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Source: BBC News, 09 July 2021