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Adult Social Care Pay Uplift
The Scottish Government's Director of Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Donna Bell, has written a letter to confirm the details of the pay uplift for Adult Social Care (ASC) workers that was announced on 05 October 2021 by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care in Parliament as part of a package of measures to support winter and system pressures in health and social care.
The pay uplift will apply to staff providing direct care within Adult Social Care in commissioned services in the third and independent sectors. This will include Supervisors, Practitioners, Support Workers, Personal Assistants and staff providing Sleepovers. This funding will apply to workers in care homes, care at home, day care, housing support, adult placement services, respite services and those delivering direct 2 support through all SDS Options. This funding will enable pay for these workers, in these services, to be uplifted from at least £9.50 per hour to at least £10.02 per hour.
This funding will take effect from 01 December 2021. Due to the nature of this uplift, in direct response to winter pressures, Local Government and Integration Joint Boards will be working through the required governance, legal and contractual arrangements at pace to deliver this and best endeavours will be made to get this funding to providers and PA employers in December to allow for payment in December salaries. Where this is not possible, funding will be backdated and provided for all hours worked from 01 December 2021. If all paperwork is returned by providers in due time and order, payments will be made before or during February 2022.