£500 extra payment to care staff welcomed by councils

Friday, 05 June 2020

Responding to the First Minister’s confirmation that all staff working in care home settings will receive a £500 extra payment, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Social Care and Health said:

 

“We are extremely pleased that Welsh Government has managed to find a way forward to give all workers in care home settings this recognition for their key role, that they continue to work with the UK Government and HMRC to try to ensure that every penny of the payment reaches people’s pockets.”

“Over the last few months, staff in care homes have shown the utmost dedication to work together as a team to give the best possible care to those who most need it. In addition to personal care workers, it is absolutely right that the extra payment is extended to all workers in care home settings, along with personal assistants and domiciliary care workers. At such a worrying time, and under very tough circumstances, they are doing all they can to wrap a comfort blanket of support and safety around the most vulnerable in our society. Their role will continue to be absolutely vital as the response efforts continue.”

 

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NOTES FOR EDITORS:  Please find more information here about the First Minister’s announcement of the extension of the extra payment: https://gov.wales/care-home-staff-receive-ps500-extra-payment

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