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UK care workers going hungry for their job


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Samantha Howe has been working in care for 12 years, travelling around the sprawling suburbs east of central Leeds delivering vital help to vulnerable adults.

Across the country, this highly skilled job often pays the legal minimum.

This year, Samantha and her colleagues have been given an 11% boost to their hourly pay rate, up to about £11 per hour.

But despite this, the cost-of-living crisis is taking its toll, and the 32-year-old has had to ask her parents for help with her food bills.

"It's literally cereal and bed, or toast and bed. If I need to go to bed hungry, I will go to bed hungry.


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