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£500 for nhs and social care workers

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incognitomum Sat 02-May-20 17:09:09

Apparently we're getting 500 each off the government? Anyone else heard this?

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SpeedofaSloth Sat 02-May-20 17:09:51

No, where was that reported?

DGRossetti Sat 02-May-20 17:12:07

It's in Wales. Here's a letter from the Welsh Assembly asking for it not to be taxed or affect benefits.

LizzyBennett Sat 02-May-20 17:20:57

As far as I can tell, it's for social care workers in Wales, not for NHS workers

Ilovecats14 Sat 02-May-20 17:36:07

If this was happening I'd have expected to have known (through work) and I don't.

DGRossetti Sat 02-May-20 17:39:33

If this was happening I'd have expected to have known (through work) and I don't.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-52502325

Ilovecats14 Sat 02-May-20 17:41:22

Sorry I meant if it was happening in england not Wales 🙈

DGRossetti Sat 02-May-20 17:44:02

Sorry I meant if it was happening in england not Wales

For some reason I don't need to look to see if it'll be in England. I know the answer is no.

Ilovecats14 Sat 02-May-20 17:44:59

I know it is no. Apologies I should have made my first message clearer.

incognitomum Sat 02-May-20 17:46:06

Just googled yes just Wales and for care workers which I am. sad

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Troels Sat 02-May-20 18:12:35

It's Welsh care workers, they deserve it, most of the care workers earn minimum wages. But I'll believe it when I see it, and so will all the lovely people I work with.

surprisinglyordinary Sat 02-May-20 18:26:11

It's a drop in the ocean but something at least. I hope it comes to England too. I'm not a careworker but I work with them in my job and it is hard work and underpaid IMHO.

Imapotato Sat 02-May-20 18:36:15

Care workers deserve it. It’s a shame it’s only Wales and not the rest of the U.K.

Having work in both social care and for the nhs I know where I felt more supported, where I was paid better and had better terms and conditions of employment. You guessed it... it wasn’t in social care.

They work super hard, for very little reward, except job satisfaction, often have very little job security, and are constantly branded unskilled workers by people on mn.

Imapotato Sat 02-May-20 18:37:08

*having worked

TwatCat Sat 02-May-20 23:25:42

I'll believe it when I see it. We will probably be taxed on it too regardless of the "please don't tax them" letters.

incognitomum Sun 03-May-20 08:10:41

I'm glad for the Welsh care workers but think we in the rest of the UK should get it too.

Not only do I have to keep service users entertained in isolation but cope with the mental health issues connected to it. Plus am shopping for various people who can't go out. They'd be supported in this anyway but we're doing it alone on top of our hours, unpaid.

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Troels Sun 03-May-20 08:59:34

I worry more about them using against some of the very low earners so it messes up their benefits

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