Social Workers: Pay

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd July 2020.

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Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee), Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase pay for social care workers.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 20 July 2020

The Government does not set the levels of pay for social care workers; however, we are committed to raising the profile of the social care sector. Putting social care on a sustainable footing, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, is one of the biggest challenges that we face as a society. There are complex questions to address, which is why we have invited cross-party talks. These will take place at the earliest opportunity in light of the current circumstances. The Government will then bring forward a plan for social care for the longer term.

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