Future Social Care Coalition

Pete Birch

“I work in the private sector, specifically supporting vulnerable adults with disabilities such as Autism, split personality and others.

My fellow workers and I endure 13-hour shifts with no breaks, eating dinner when the service users do.

This home is supposed to aid people back into the community and be more independent but fails in this with people who should be 1 to 1 having shared care on a regular basis.

If staff did not care for the people we support we would have quit en-masse.

Finally, the safety of staff also comes low on our employer’s list, their answer to some of the more violent people is to wear a cap! Female staff have been assaulted and touched, all staff have been threatened with knives and broken glass and verbally abused for £9.50 an hour.”