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National Care Association back Kofi's call 'for more understanding of the work we do'

A Westcountry carer - who's held Covid-19 patients in their dying moments - says staff deserve more recognition.

Kofi Nana Yeboah-Aidoo says it’s right carers are included in things like last night's weekly clap for our carers but more is needed.

He feels sacrifices, including some staff living at care homes and not seeing their own families for weeks, are not fully appreciated.

The comments by Kofi, who works in Torbay, are backed by the National Care Association's chairman who believes staff are still "undervalued" and deserve an "enormous debt of gratitude."

Nadra Ahmed OBE, who is the Executive Chairman of National Care Association, said: "The work of social care staff has long gone unrecognised and have been undervalued - we have always fought for recognition on their behalf. 

"We refute completely that they are ‘unskilled’ as our carers deliver health care needs more and more and providers support them with training and education. 

"This pandemic has shown that they are front line key workers and our nation owes them an enormous debt of gratitude."
 

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