‘I am not going to stop working’: on the care frontline during COVID-19

‘Everybody is worried about the virus. Carers are worried for themselves, and worried for our clients too’

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.

Ken Loach’s powerful new film on the plight of precarious workers

The acclaimed director and his writer Paul Laverty speak about ‘Sorry We Missed You’, about a care worker and a delivery driver at the end of their tether

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

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

Care workers and those they look after are suffering because standards are routinely being breached

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 […]