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Labour MP to returns to previous job as a care worker during Covid-19 pandemic

Nadia Whittome said the care system is in serious danger of falling apart

LABOUR MP Nadia Whittome announced today that she was to resume work at the care agency in Nottingham she worked for prior to joining Parliament.

She said: “I am returning part-time to my previous job as a care worker because social care is already in crisis and the care system is in serious danger of falling apart at the seams during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Care workers work trirelessly to support local communities, yet rarely receive recognition and pay that reflects their contribution. 

“The same workers that [Home Secretary] Priti Patel labels as ‘not skilled’ are keeping the country afloat.

“We need care workers and me returning is an act of solidarity with my colleagues who are struggling under increased pressure and are already working really hard.”

Ms Whittome will donate the salary she receives from care work to a local Covid-19 support fund.

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