New TUC research shows a national care system is needed now, says UNISON

Government must get a grip of reforming the sector

Commenting on new TUC analysis of funding in the UK care sector published today (Monday), UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said:

“Chronic underfunding of the care sector has been a huge problem for many years. It shouldn’t have taken a pandemic for politicians to realise this.

“This TUC analysis shows clearly how spending cuts are having a severe effect in many parts of the UK. That means lower quality services for the vulnerable and poverty wages for hard working care staff.

“As the union of social care, UNISON is calling for a national service that’s fully funded, values staff and is free for those who need it.

“Successive governments have failed repeatedly to get a grip of reforming the sector. We need change now.”

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 the public, voluntary and private sectors.

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