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Care homes in England demand revival of Covid fund to pay isolating staff

Providers and Unison tell Sajid Javid workers are changing jobs or turning to food banks as they cannot afford to stay at home Care homes in England are demanding the return of full pay for staff isolating with Covid, saying the withdrawal of government funding has pushed carers to work while infected or to turn to food banks. The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) and Unison, which represents thousands of care staff, have called on the health secretary, Sajid Javid, to restart the adult social care infection control and testing fund, saying cancelling it in March was an “incredibly dangerous move [that] will cost lives”. Continue reading...

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