Rethink To 13 Campaign


This campaign has ended; it ran from Dec 2023 to Feb 2024

Welcome to the Rethink To 13 Campaign


Our Rethink To 13 campaign calls on the Scottish Government to rethink commitments on pay for social care staff in the 2024-25 Budget.

We urge them to increase pay to at least £13 per hour for all social care staff from April as part of a published timetable to achieve Fair Work.

In the run-up to the Budget being debated and passed at the end of February we’re sharing views, videos and stories from support workers focusing on the work they do, the impact they make – and the difference investment would have on them and the people they support.

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MSP briefing published for stage 1 debate on Budget | 08 Feb 2024

We’ve produced a briefing for MSPs on Fair Work for Scotland’s social care staff, with an explanation of why the Scottish Government must now reconsider pay for social care staff.

The briefing was sent to a targeted list of MSPs ahead of today’s Stage 1 Debate on the 2024-25 Budget at Holyrood.

Read here

Campaign Blogs and Interviews


Campaign launch blog from our CEO Rachel Cackett (published 4/12/23): Comment: “Social care could be the gift that keeps on giving for Scotland. But only if the government rethinks its budget”

Partners for Inclusion Support Practitioner Natalie tells us about the impact a wage increase could have: Rethink To 13 interview: “Who looks after my mental health, while I look after others?”

The Mungo Foundation Care Worker Jacqui says that upping pay would ultimately improve the quality of care and support people receive: Rethink To 13 interview: “Our work deserves recognition. £13 an hour would be a step forward”

Sense Scotland’s support practitioner tells us about the impact a pay increase to £13 would have on her, the workforce, and the people they support: “Some days, it feels like we literally hold people’s lives in our hands”

“We won’t give up in our Fair Work calls”, our CEO Rachel responds to to the passing of the 2024-25 Budget: “We won’t give up in our Fair Work calls”

Campaign Videos

As part of the campaign, we are sharing stories and views from social care and support workers about what they do – and the difference a pay rise would make.