- June 5, 2020
- Posted by: Vaughan Gething AM
- Category: Latest News
Kitchen and domestic staff working in care homes will receive the £500 extra payment for social care staff.
The payment will also be extended to agency staff and nursing staff employed in care homes, as well as personal assistants and domiciliary care workers providing care to people in their own homes.
Arrangements are now being put in place to start making the extra payment to tens of thousands of social care staff across Wales.
The special payment recognises the exceptional care by some of the lowest paid workers, in exceptional circumstances. Many social care staff work in private settings and do not benefit from nationally negotiated pay schemes such as the Living Wage paid in the Welsh NHS.
The Welsh Government is continuing to work with the UK Government and HMRC to try to ensure that every penny of the payment reaches people’s pockets.