Government has no plan for social care, says UNISON

Christina McAnea says £5.3bn promised comes nowhere near what’s needed

Commenting on the joint press conference today (Tuesday) on social care with Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Put simply the government has no plan for social care.

“The money promised is nowhere near what’s needed – £5.4bn over three years doesn’t even come close.

“Social care needs more than just a tweak, it requires wholesale change from top to bottom.

“Those currently in receipt of care and the thousands more who need support but can’t get it for love nor money will feel extremely let down today.

“Fund the sector properly, deliver for low-paid staff and take the profit out of caring. That is what’s needed, but the government has fallen far of that short today.”

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– 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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