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

Our Southampton District branch has marked a victory in its fight for staff and residents at two council-owned care homes in the city, with the council’s decision ‘in principle’ to keep one open and promise no compulsory redundancies. Last year, the council announced its intention to close the last two care homes it owns, Glen […]

UNISON members in Adur and Worthing speak out on cuts

As part of UNISON’s campaign for more money for local councils, in the Autumn Budget, we recently conducted a survey of 21,000 people working in local councils and outsourced council services on the impact of cuts to services. This is a constituency-level breakdown of the results for UNISON members living and working in the Worthing […]

Use unallocated business rates to ease the social care funding crisis

    The government could ease the social care crisis by handing back to councils in the South East millions in surplus cash raised from business rates, according to new figures published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. If local authorities in the South East were given back their share of business rates that have been collected […]