6. Latest – CASCAIDr, Living Wage
I am delighted to report that CASCAIDr has reached their initial £6000 target to pay for legal advice that disabled people can use to claim back money wrongly taken by their local council to fund social care. But the fundraising campaign continues – the extra money pledged gets them back to the day job, which is chewing through all the OTHER Care Act breaches that happen daily - and not just because of the pandemic… Update here
The Scottish government has announced a commitment to ensure adult social care workers receive at least the Real Living Wage of £9.50 an hour. Funding of £64.5 million will be committed to paying this from May 2021, backdated to April 2021. It is part of the response to the recent Independent Review of Adult Social Care.