Rise in care home deaths highlights shambolic govt. response to Covid crisis

Data published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics shows that more than a thousand deaths in care homes and in the community were registered up to 10 April. In the South East alone, there have been 170 deaths in care homes as a result of Covid-19 with the highest number in Surrey (36). Responding to […]

Southampton District branch notches up a win in battle for care homes

UNISON campaign sees council significantly change direction and pledge no compulsory redundancies

Social care wages scheme helps no-one, says UNISON

Commenting on the government’s new scheme for social care employers that sets out to address the problems where sleep-in staff have not been paid the minimum wage, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This scheme helps no-one. The care system is creaking at the seams, and no-one wants to see it plunged further into crisis. […]

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

Government move a ‘cruel blow’ to carers denied the minimum wage for sleep-ins