Ministers must act now to stop social care crisis getting even worse

Lords report urges spending boost

Commenting on the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee report on the adult social care sector, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said:

“With yet another report calling for a significant spending boost for social care, the government must listen and get a grip.

“But it is not just about funding. We also have to be able to find workers prepared to take on the challenge of delivering complex care when they could earn more stacking supermarket shelves.

“A long-awaited green paper has now been delayed six times, despite the ongoing crisis in the sector. Action is needed now before the situation gets any worse.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in both the public and private sectors.

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