Commenting on reports today (Tuesday) that social care reforms are to be delayed until the autumn, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said:
“The government has raised hopes around reform only to dash them yet again.
“The longer ministers stall, the more desperate the state of social care becomes. A properly funded plan is needed now to address poverty pay and rising job vacancies.
“Ministers have to deliver on a blueprint for a national care service that puts people and high standards of care before profit. Care workers must also be fairly rewarded for their skill and dedication.”
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.