Care workers ‘too rushed’ to help vulnerable people wash, eat or visit the toilet

Vulnerable and disabled people are going without a wash, proper meals and trips to the toilet because care workers are too rushed to do their job properly, according to a report published today (Friday) by UNISON. The report Making Visits Matter highlights the ongoing crisis in the UK’s care system, with three in five (63%) […]

Satirical film starring Claire Sweeney highlights ‘absurdity’ of 15-minute care visits

Satirical film starring Claire Sweeney highlights ‘absurdity’ of 15-minute care visits Former Brookside actress and 60 Minute Makeover presenter Claire Sweeney features in a satire – commissioned by UNISON – highlighting the indignity suffered by thousands of elderly people because of 15-minute care visits. The two-minute video has been made to show how cutbacks are […]

Care cuts crisis leaving older people without adequate care, says UNISON

Vulnerable older people are being denied regular showers and visits to the toilet because of cuts to social care budgets, a UNISON report has warned today (Friday). The Damage: Care in Crisis is based on a survey of more than 1,000 staff across the UK working in homecare, residential support and day services, and looking […]