Ignoring the social care crisis will worsen the broken system, says UNISON

Deep-rooted staffing problems will only begin to be resolved by addressing endemic low pay in the sector.

Commenting on the report by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (Adass) that calls on the government to reform the system of care and support in England, UNISON head of social care Gavin Edwards said:

“Ministers are choosing to ignore the social care crisis. Deep-rooted staffing problems will only begin to be resolved by addressing endemic low pay in the sector. 

“A national care service with better pay and conditions would end the profiteering in care and turn around this broken 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.

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