Increasing wages for care workers is a commitment the council has made for delivery over the next four years, cabinet member for healthy lives, Councillor Josh Blacker, explains in the video above.
In Ealing we are incredibly proud of our carers who provide crucial support to the most vulnerable residents in the borough.
The past few years have made us all appreciate the dedicated work that our healthcare workers provide.
But social care is broken. Too many staff were leaving through low pay even before the cost-living crisis, record inflation and after a decade of austerity.
We have promised to fix social care.
We are investing £2million to increase wages for care workers. This is just the first step – in the next four years we will make sure care workers in the borough are receiving the London Living Wage.
As one of the council’s priorities, we are providing good jobs. Our care workers are predominantly made up of women, those from Black, Asian and ethnic minority background. This commitment will reduce income inequalities during the cost-of-living crisis.
We have so much more to do to fix social care. Even in our first hundred days we delivering on promises we have made to you.
Read more on the major investments planned which were agreed by Ealing’s cabinet on 18 May 2022.