Future Social Care Coalition

Sonia Whipps

“I have worked as a care support worker for 32 years. I work extremely long hours with no extra pay I am on minimum wage and 30 pound for sleep in I am responsible for 5 service users with learning difficulties often working on my own. As much as I love my job it is mentally exhausted I feel under valued and under paid not everyone can do this job. I worked all through covid, work bank holidays and Xmas. I really thought we would be recognised after covid and our wages increased. I am struggling like everyone is this week I have worked 65 hrs! We need to be recognised for the great job we all do.”