Care worker climb down over families shows government in chaos, says UNISON

Ministers could have spared overseas care staff weeks of worry

Home health care worker and an elderly couple

UNISON publishes report on the future of the minimum wage

The new collection of essays looks at how the minimum wage could evolve

Government tearing families and social care apart with immigration rules, says UNISON

Christina McAnea comments on Justin Welby’s concerns over government visa rules

Matt Hancock continues to ‘shirk responsibility’ for pandemic lives lost, says UNISON   

Christina McAnea says ministers must show they ‘care about social care’

Better pay is the solution to England’s care recruitment crisis, says UNISON

The need for a new national care service grows more pressing with each passing day. 

COVID Wall with Christina McAnea in front

Blog: Matt Hancock made for grim listening at the COVID Inquiry

He continues to forget that his department as Secretary of State was not just for health, but social care too

Majority of homecare staff are unpaid for travel between visits

Employers must pay for time between visits to ensure fair wages

Support Guaranteed: The roadmap to a national care service

A new report from the Fabian Society was launched at Westminster last week

Portrait of Christina McAnea

Blog: Launching UNISON’s campaign for a National Care Service

It’s time for change. Social care should become part of a nationally recognised institution, as respected as the NHS

Government must show political will to mend broken social care system, says UNISON

UNISON responds to archbishops’ report calling for reform of social care

Decisive and long-term plan needed to solve social care staffing crisis, says UNISON

UNISON responds to Keir Starmer’s speech on Labour’s plans for the NHS and social care

Boost wages to reform broken ‘bargain-basement’ social care system, says UNISON   

Vacancy rates are rocketing because care workers are underpaid for a difficult and skilled job.

Pay key to solving crisis in social care, says UNISON

Low wages and inadequate sick pay to blame for thousands of care workers quitting


UNISON commits to campaign for a national care service

In the motion care worker members gave heartfelt testimony of their experiences working throughout the pandemic

Government must bring back COVID funding to safeguard ‘lives and livelihoods’, says UNISON       

Christina McAnea and Professor Martin Green warn more staff could quit unless infection control fund is reinstated