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As if we cared: the costs and benefits of a living wage for social care workers

Gardiner, Laura and Hussein, Shereen (2015) As if we cared: the costs and benefits of a living wage for social care workers. Project report. The Resolution Foundation

Abstract

This report is the culmination of a year-long investigation into pay and conditions in social care, and the first authoritative study of the costs and benefits of moving to a living wage for all care workers.The report argues that pervasive low pay across the sector and tight budget constraints facing care providers means that paying a living wage to all UK care workers cannot realistically be achieved without additional public funding.While increasing pay is central to the recommendations, the report also outlines how insecure contracts and inadequate employee benefit packages, along with insufficient training, can impede the quality and continuity of care.

Item Type: Monograph (Project report)
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Book [Field not mapped to EPrints] BT - As if we cared [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Shereen Hussein
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68314 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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