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The Daily Mirror

Fair Care For All


The Daily Mirror launched their campaign Fair Care For All to shine a spotlight on conditions for care workers and calling for all older people to be treated with dignity and respect.

The campaign calls on government to create a national care service, that could sit alongside the NHS, as well as for a reformed care system that works for everyone – with fair deals for care workers.

The Mirror is also campaigning for the appointment of a Minister for the Elderly and for better conditions for carers, calling for them to be paid the real Living Wage, ending home visits of 15 minutes or less, and increasing the allowance for unpaid carers.

Writing exclusively for the Mirror, Edel Harris, then chief executive of the learning disability charity Mencap, supported the campaign.

"We need to see proper investment in a workforce plan and most importantly pay. That’s why the Mirror’s Fair Care for All campaign is so important. Only bold, decisive action will help the next Prime Minister to succeed where others have failed so that social care gets the recognition, funding and commitment from government that it deserves."

Edel Harris, chief executive, Mencap