The Care Workers Charity Responds to Reform UK’s Manifesto

The Care Workers Charity acknowledges the release of Reform UK’s manifesto today but notes the lack of detail given regarding social care. Karolina Gerlich CEO says “We agree that a national plan that involves collaboration between government, care providers, local authority and other support groups is required to address the growing challenges in social care. However, we are concerned not to see further details on what this would look like, and that care is considered in terms of care for older people only.  

The proposal to lift the income tax threshold to £20,000 could potentially enhance the income of care workers, many of whom earn wages that place them at the lower end of the pay spectrum. However, we would like to see additional information on how this would be funded and the impact on other areas of tax and sending.  

At The Care Workers Charity we remain committed to advocating for the needs and rights of care workers and looks forward to engaging with all stakeholders to bring about meaningful improvements in the social care system.”