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UNISON vows to highlight crucial value of social care

New report published in run-up to government green paper

Article on the UNISON National site.

Blog: Our social care system is in crisis and the Conservative Party just doesn’t have the answers

Their proposals threaten a further demolition of the welfare state, which will leave all but the very poorest forced to cough up for their care.

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

Fragmented and fragile: it’s time to fix social care

New report argues that care workers are overlooked, undervalued and in desperate need of investment

Article on the UNISON National site.

Cornwall Council signs Ethical Care Charter

Care workers in Cornwall who look after people in their own homes are to be given more support to do their work. Cornwall Council has today signed Unison’s Ethical Care Charter which sets out a series of commitments to protect the rights of homecare workers and ensure dignity in care delivery through a consistent, well […]

News, Press release on the UNISON South West site.

‘I am not going to stop working’: on the care frontline during COVID-19

He’s one of the brave key workers pulling long shifts during the COVID-19 crisis, just to make sure vulnerable people aren’t left alone […]

Article on the UNISON National site.

Scrapping of NHS surcharge for migrant health and care workers ‘long overdue’

Government should remove the charge for all migrant workers

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Trauma and bereavement: some useful resources for UNISON members in social care

UNISON members from across the UK have been telling us about the immense emotional toll that the coronavirus pandemic is having upon them. We know that our members are often the only person present at the death of clients and care home residents, who may be people they’ve known and cared for over many years, and have then had […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Prime Minister should take responsibility and not blame others for care home failings

Poor government decision making at the heart of problems

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

A national care service is the only way to prevent more deaths

Fundamental reform is needed to create a system fit for the future

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

York council agrees to sign Ethical Care Charter

Decision comes after a lengthy campaign by UNISON

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Organising to raise the bar

Community delegates recognise work of Care Workers for Change campaign in defending care services and organising a fragmented and casualised workforce

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Care sector ‘is vital for our society and our economy’

UNISON sets out priorities at successful first national social care seminar

Article on the UNISON National site.

Stirling becomes latest council to sign up to Ethical Care Charter

Scottish council signs charter committing it to standards for care workers and those they care for

Article on the UNISON National site.

Mencap to pay care workers minimum wage for sleep-ins

Mencap has agreed to pay care workers above the national minimum wage for sleep-ins, following a successful campaign by UNISON. The charity has been in dispute with UNISON over its failure to pay care staff the minimum wage when providing on-call night care. Some carers had previously been paid a flat rate of £25 for a […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Social care record condemned

Seminar hears that government has been in office for almost 10 years, yet has not even produced a green paper on social care

Article, News on the UNISON National site.