Time to consider employment conditions for carers

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7497.965 (Published 21 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:965
  1. Cynthia M Lewis, retired doctor (theamayl@aol.com)
  1. Hillcrest, Whatstandwell, Nr Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5HS

    EDITOR—White reports the UK government's plan to overhaul social care services.1 The employment conditions of carers seem always to be omitted from discussion about service provision. Conditions of employment (if they exist) seem not to apply for those who work for care agencies.

    Employees lack status and support. The job of a carer is perceived …

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