Bristol COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund

Bristol Care Workers Network

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Bristol Care Workers Network is a grassroots organisation of health and social care workers in Bristol. We fight for better pay and terms for workers now, and a better health and care system in the future.

We believe that corona virus is a deeply political issue; precarious workers will be hugely affected by self-isolation without sick pay, and the economic impact on the industries in which we work. Care workers will be doubly disadvantaged by this, as on top of the issues faced by all precarious workers, we are also more likely to be in contact with infected people through our work.

We are also very aware of the impact of COVID-19 on our clients-self-isolation for social care service users in the community is not an option when many of these people are reliant on regular contact with care workers to meet their basic needs. Disabled people’s organisations have rightly…

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