Care home company under investigation following multiple COVID deaths, says UNISON

UNISON reports Horizon Care to the Care Quality Commission after residents die in Sheffield

Microscopic view of the Coronavirus

UNISON welcomes NI pledge on COVID sick pay

Department of Health will provide funding for care homes to pay staff 80% of their salary when on sick leave for coronavirus

Making a difference for care during COVID-19

Across the UK, care workers have faced serious problems while caring for those most vulnerable to the new coronavirus. But UNISON has been fighting for them – and winning.

Funding must go to care workers in need, not employers’ bank accounts, says UNISON

Government must ensure cash goes to staff

Needless care home deaths can be prevented if staff get safety kit, says UNISON

Christina McAnea says it’s not too late to save lives

Over a thousand care home deaths highlights ‘shambolic’ response to crisis, says UNISON

Dave Prentis says government must ‘get act together’ to prevent more needless deaths

Close up photo of person wearing surgical face ma

End VAT for PPE to help combat ‘national emergency’ in care homes, says UNISON

Drop VAT duty to save care workers

Stoke-on-Trent council scraps care pay cuts

UNISON regional organiser Tony Jones said the plans were in effect a 20% pay cut for members

Exposing cowboy care providers: the state of social care

Research published today by the Centre for Health and Public Interest shows what UNISON members have been saying for decades: residential care homes are being run irresponsibly.

Home health care worker and an elderly couple

New radio drama highlights the plight of care workers pushed to their limits

UNISON played vital role in scripting BBC Radio 4 series

Care staff forced to sleep in offices and not wash

Care staff on overnight shifts are having to bed down at work in offices or on dirty mattresses

Four Seasons difficulties show care sector is in need of urgent reform

Commenting on the announcement today (Tuesday) that two of the holding companies behind care firm Four Seasons have gone into administration, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The company has been teetering on the brink for some time. While today’s announcement won’t immediately affect jobs or the running of care homes, it should act as an […]

UNISON notches up a win in battle for care homes

UNISON campaign sees council agree to keep one home open and pledge no compulsory redundancies

The entrance of the Supreme Court

UNISON seeks leave to appeal on sleep-in case

‘We believe the Court of Appeal got this decision completely wrong and will do everything we can to reverse it’

Plans to cut care workers’ pay on hold

Strike action on hold pending further talks