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Struggling through the snow is just the start—care work needs a radical overhaul

Without proper regulation, and often working alone, care workers receive neither the training or support they need. The people who look after our loved ones deserved better

By James Oddy  

We've seen care workers struggling with the recent weather—but that's just the start of it. Photo: PA

The inclement weather of the last few weeks has proven disastrous for many people. Yet it’s also provided us with a reminder of the inherent good of people. Images of NHS professionals sleeping over in wards and trekking for miles on end to cover shifts provided the perfect example of the natural instinct to come together as a community to help each other out.

It’s quite right that doctors,…

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