“I am delighted that this new portal will now enable us to ensure this key group of workers can apply for the thank you payment they well deserve.” Kevin Stewart Social Care Minister
Care homes again are where the majority of deaths are occurring at 52% of all Covid related deaths.
Orkney’s newest care home opened its doors to the public on Friday 24th of January 2020 – Hamnavoe House in Stromness.
The mood was very upbeat and positive as workers explained how they support people and work together to deliver an excellent service.
Care workers employed by Orkney Island Council are all paid above the real living wage for contracted work.
“The change will take place during 2018/19. This will provide time for it to be implemented in a way which will ensure continuity of care to individuals