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Covid in Scotland: Exclusion from financial support putting cleaners at risk

24 Jan 2021 11:58 PM | Kristina Foskett (Administrator)

DOMESTIC cleaners across Scotland have seen their incomes fall by more than 80% during the pandemic and now there is a warning that “sheer desperation” from their exclusion from financial support measures could put householders and wider communities at risk.

Unlike their counterparts in England, domestic cleaners here are unable to work, apart from those carrying out essential duties in the homes of people physically unable to do housework themselves.

The DCBN has been lobbying hard to try and rectify this and its been great to see some progress with Dundee City Council the first to mention cleaners as being eligible for teh Discretionry Grant Funds.

Check out the rest of the article in The National

https://www.thenational.scot/news/19034526.covid-scotland-exclusion-financial-support-putting-cleaners-risk/

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