Search tagged social care

Social Worker of the Year Awards

Nominations close at midnight on Friday 19 July

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON urges an end to the ‘ongoing crisis in social care’

‘A decade of austerity has ravaged social care’, conference delegates are told

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Somerset private care tea party

Date
28 July 2016 12:00pm–4:00pm

Event on the UNISON South West site.

AFG taking a big cut from funding it receives

AFG receives funding from 15 public authority commissioners across the North West. The amounts commissioners pay toward the […]

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

It’s time to end poverty wages and exploitative practices

‘The only people who will deliver for social care workers are this union,’ conference delegates hear

Article on the UNISON National site.

Vulnerable people suffering because care workers are pushed to the limit, says UNISON

Care staff are often too overworked to have time to take elderly people to the toilet, give them a wash or console those in distress, according to a report published today (Friday) by UNISON. The report, Care in Need, highlights that the crisis in England’s care system is escalating, with more than a quarter (28%) […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

When I went to Parliament and spoke up for care workers

UNISON member and care worker Nicole Stanfield Caile went to Parliament recently to put the case for care workers

Article, Blogs on the UNISON National site.

Adult social care has no funding, no strategy and no long-term solutions, says UNISON

UNISON responds to the Public Accounts Committee report

Press release on the UNISON National site.

The NHS continues to be ‘alarmingly under-funded’, says health conference

UNISON will continue to campaign for the funding needed to deliver ‘a comprehensive, safe and high quality service’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Hartlepool signs up for ethical care

North-East council becomes the latest to commit itself to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter

News on the UNISON National site.

Home care: Low paid workers told to wait for back pay

Care workers owed up to six years’ back pay after being paid below the minimum wage will have to wait until October for the money they are owed after a government announcement today

Article on the UNISON National site.

Care companies must give back pay to staff who do sleep-ins, says UNISON

Charities and care companies that have paid staff one-off payments for overnight sleep-ins should not be exempt from paying the national minimum wage, says UNISON. Claims for back pay could cost the sector £400m according to Mencap. UNISON believes care workers should be paid at least the minimum wage for work they have already done […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Adult social care is the biggest pressure on councils

Research reveals the pressure on councils

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Blog: To solve the social care crisis you need to provide the funds

The government should be using the growing surplus of centrally-collected business rates to ease the pressure on councils, not encouraging them to shift the care burden onto hard pressed local taxpayers and create an unfair postcode lottery of care.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Government refusing to take responsibility for social care crisis, says UNISON

Responding to today’s (Thursday) announcement by the government on social care funding, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Government cuts to council budgets helped cause the crisis in social care. Yet rather than own up and take responsibility, ministers are simply passing the buck to local councils. “Social care needs a substantial injection of new […]

Article, Press release on the UNISON National site.