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Home Care Services: Pay

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 6 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to increase the pay of people who work in social care. (308566)

It is for local employers to determine the level of pay for the adult social care work force. We know that low pay can be a concern for some in the social care sector. But, because the Government do not directly employ these workers, we need to work with local authorities to ensure that the providers they work with have a high quality work force, with fair terms and conditions.