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Majority of councils not paying enough for care

A BBC investigation has revealed that the majority of councils are not paying enough for care, risking a lower quality of care provision.

The UK Homecare Association wants carers to be paid a minimum of £15.19 an hour, to cover wages, training and travel. However, the average is £12.26 an hour which they say is an amount with which it is impossible to provide quality care.

The full article is at the BBC here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26021026

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