Tag Archives: care

Who will foot the bill to raise pay for care workers?

As public sector workers strike over pay in Liverpool, Phoebe Dempster holds a banner in support of her care worker mother.

Photograph: Christopher Thomond for The Guardian. for the Guardian

What is to be done about the scandal of low pay in the social care sector? With 100 care agencies under investigation for failure to pay the national minimum wage, shortchanging an estimated 160,000 workers, there’s an understandable sense of outrage on behalf of this vast but low-profile workforce.

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Norfolk Care Awards celebrate the heroes in the region

The best of Norfolk care was celebrated at an awards ceremony attended by over 300 people.

Norfolk Care Awards 2015, all the winners repressed at the end of the event. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
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The second Norfolk Care Awards saw some of the most deserving receive recognition for the hard work and dedication they demonstrate every day while delivering care and support to the people in the region.

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Japanese robot bear nurses soon to care for rapidly ageing population

Photo: The 140kg Robear can lift frail patients from a wheelchair to a bed or a bath. (AFP: Jiji Press)

Robotic nurses with cute bear faces developed by Japanese engineers could soon be the future carers of the nation’s growing elderly population.

Japanese research institute Riken developed the Robear to support healthcare workers, with enough power to lift frail patients from bed and support unstable patients on their feet.

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