We are Merseyside's care and support workers. We provide exceptional care within care homes, homecare and supported living services across Merseyside’s six local authorities – Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral. 

We worked tirelessly during the pandemic to care for Merseyside residents – but does Merseyside care about us?

Thousands of us are paid less than the Foundation Living Wage (£10.90) whilst many of our employers continue to profit from our hard work. We feel under-valued, under-appreciated and under-paid. This is why thousands of excellent dedicated care workers are leaving the profession for better paid jobs in other industries, which is worsening the social care staffing crisis.

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region, has called on all employers to pay the Foundation Living Wage in accordance with the Liverpool City Region’s Fair Employment Charter.

We are Merseyside’s care and support workers. And we demand a pay rise.

  •     We call on Merseyside’s six local authorities to require the Foundation Living Wage as a minimum starting salary for all directly employed and commissioned care and support workers
  •     We call on Steve Rotheram to work with us to deliver the Foundation Living Wage as a minimum starting salary for all of Merseyside’s care and support workers
  •     And we call on members of the public to hold local councillors to account and stand with us in our campaign for a pay rise.

#DoesMerseysideCare? #WeDemandAPayRise

Anne, Care Worker in Liverpool, Merseyside

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