York council agrees to sign Ethical Care Charter

Decision comes after a lengthy campaign by UNISON

Graphic from the cover of the ethical care charter document

Manchester City Council moves to lift carers’ pay

Announcement comes as part of plans to bring social care and NHS services closer together

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Organising to raise the bar

Community delegates recognise work of Care Workers for Change campaign in defending care services and organising a fragmented and casualised workforce

Damning NAO report ‘exposes government’s lamentable approach to social care’

Responding to the National Audit Office (NAO) report on the social care workforce published today (Thursday), UNISON’s assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This damning report exposes the government’s lamentable approach to social care, which is letting down elderly and disabled people, as well as the dedicated staff looking after them. “Years of underfunding mean local councils […]

Care sector ‘is vital for our society and our economy’

UNISON sets out priorities at successful first national social care seminar

Hartlepool signs up for ethical care

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

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Stirling becomes latest council to sign up to Ethical Care Charter

Scottish council signs charter committing it to standards for care workers and those they care for

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

UNISON vows to build care campaign

Conference pledges to campaign on funding crisis and step up action to organise workers

Mencap to pay care workers minimum wage for sleep-ins

Mencap has agreed to pay care workers above the national minimum wage for sleep-ins, following a successful campaign by UNISON. The charity has been in dispute with UNISON over its failure to pay care staff the minimum wage when providing on-call night care. Some carers had previously been paid a flat rate of £25 for a […]

Blog: Our social care system is in crisis and the Conservative Party just doesn’t have the answers

Their proposals threaten a further demolition of the welfare state, which will leave all but the very poorest forced to cough up for their care.

UNISON organiser Lynn Hackett standing in front of placard reading 'UNISON speaking up for public services'

Fund care to lift women workers out of poverty, Welsh councils urged

UNISON Cymru/Wales writes to all country’s councils on International Women’s Day

Adult social care is the biggest pressure on councils

Research reveals the pressure on councils