Oxfam urges government to protect carers from ‘growing poverty crisis’

  • Chris Easom
  • May 26, 2020

In an open letter, more than 100 charities, unions and think tanks say that carers on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus are facing “intolerable pressure”, having been undervalued and under rewarded for far too long. The urgent plea comes as a YouGov poll commissioned by Oxfam found that 70% of adults think that care workers are paid too little, while 78% believe care work is not valued highly enough by the government.