Care staff still not getting the safety kit they need, says UNISON

Thousands need protection against coronavirus

Responding to comments from Number 10 today (Tuesday) that nearly 8m pieces of personal protective equipment have been delivered to care homes, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said:

“Thousands of care staff have contacted UNISON to say getting protective kit is still a real issue and they don’t have what they need.

“Many are scared for themselves, their families and those they look after. Staff need to be protected otherwise the consequences don’t bear thinking about.”

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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