Responding to a call today (Monday) from Care England for the chancellor to address difficulties for the social care sector in Wednesday’s budget, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said:
“It’s right to call on the chancellor to address urgent funding needs. The care system must be reformed and properly funded.
“Social care provision needs to mirror the structure and ethos of the NHS. People must be put before profit with staff properly rewarded for their work.
“The chancellor mustn’t make the same mistake as his predecessors by dodging the big decisions. He should take this opportunity to fund the long-overdue restructuring of the broken social care system.”
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.