Homecare Services

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2007 Retired Members' Conference
6 June 2007
Carried as Amended

Conference notes with despair the continuing outsourcing of local authority services. Many of the services have a direct effect upon retired members.

The latest services currently being targeted for privatisation is homecare. Retired citizens are the major users of this service.

Conference therefore , whilst congratulating UNISON on its Save Our Homecare Services Campaign which is calling on councils to stop rationing homecare services to only people with critical needs, instructs the National Retired Members Committee to call upon the National Executive Council to mount a national campaign as soon as possible to stop further privatisation of this essential service. All retired members sections and regions should be encouraged to support and take an active part in such a campaign.