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Somerset private care tea party

Date
28 July 2016 12:00pm–4:00pm

Event on the UNISON South West site.

When I went to Parliament and spoke up for care workers

UNISON member and care worker Nicole Stanfield Caile went to Parliament recently to put the case for care workers

Article, Blogs on the UNISON National site.

Adult social care has no funding, no strategy and no long-term solutions, says UNISON

UNISON responds to the Public Accounts Committee report

Press release on the UNISON National site.

The NHS continues to be ‘alarmingly under-funded’, says health conference

UNISON will continue to campaign for the funding needed to deliver ‘a comprehensive, safe and high quality service’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Hartlepool signs up for ethical care

North-East council becomes the latest to commit itself to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter

News on the UNISON National site.

Home care: Low paid workers told to wait for back pay

Care workers owed up to six years’ back pay after being paid below the minimum wage will have to wait until October for the money they are owed after a government announcement today

Article on the UNISON National site.

Care companies must give back pay to staff who do sleep-ins, says UNISON

Charities and care companies that have paid staff one-off payments for overnight sleep-ins should not be exempt from paying the national minimum wage, says UNISON. Claims for back pay could cost the sector £400m according to Mencap. UNISON believes care workers should be paid at least the minimum wage for work they have already done […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Adult social care is the biggest pressure on councils

Research reveals the pressure on councils

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Blog: To solve the social care crisis you need to provide the funds

The government should be using the growing surplus of centrally-collected business rates to ease the pressure on councils, not encouraging them to shift the care burden onto hard pressed local taxpayers and create an unfair postcode lottery of care.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Government refusing to take responsibility for social care crisis, says UNISON

Responding to today’s (Thursday) announcement by the government on social care funding, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Government cuts to council budgets helped cause the crisis in social care. Yet rather than own up and take responsibility, ministers are simply passing the buck to local councils. “Social care needs a substantial injection of new […]

Article, Press release on the UNISON National site.

The Chancellor has ignored social care and the NHS will pay the price, says UNISON

Commenting on the complete absence of help in the Autumn Statement for social care or the NHS, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Hopes were raised the Chancellor would conjure up extra cash for social care, and ease the burden on the NHS and local councils struggling to keep a lid on the growing crisis. […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Homecare workers, illegal payments and when the sums just don’t add up

It used to take Judith Montgomery three and a half hours to earn two hours’ pay.

Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Two closure-threatened NI care homes bought

Northern Ireland regional secretary Patricia McKeown says announcement that two of seven Four Seasons homes have been bought by local companies comes as a source of relief to the residents and the affected staff

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Four Seasons homes closure

UNISON informed that company plans to close seven care homes across Northern Ireland

Article on the UNISON National site.

Vulnerable people suffering because care workers are pushed to the limit, says UNISON

Care staff are often too overworked to have time to take elderly people to the toilet, give them a wash or console those in distress, according to a report published today (Friday) by UNISON. The report, Care in Need, highlights that the crisis in England’s care system is escalating, with more than a quarter (28%) […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.