UNISON comments on health think-tank joint briefing into staffing shortfall in the NHS

Instead of investing in staffing, ministers introduced restrictive immigration policies and cut training budgets, all of which end up costing the NHS more than necessary in the long term

Vulnerable people suffering because care workers are pushed to the limit, says UNISON

Care staff are often too overworked to have time to take elderly people to the toilet, give them a wash or console those in distress, according to a report published today (Friday) by UNISON. The report, Care in Need, highlights that the crisis in England’s care system is escalating, with more than a quarter (28%) […]

Plymouth City Council signs UNISON’s ethical care charter

Plymouth City Council will become the latest local authority to sign up to UNISON’s ethical care charter today (Monday). Council leaders will join UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis to formally sign the charter. The charter commits the Council to continue working with the city’s care companies to help them end zero-hours and reflect travel time […]

UNISON responds to CQC State of Care report

Much more needs to be done to improve the social care sector and restore the dignity that’s lacking

North west council becomes latest to sign up to ethical care

A big change for homecare workers in Knowsley

It’s time to value our care workers

Birmingham care workers are on strike because the council thinks they’re an easy target for cuts

Prentis tells Birmingham care strikers ‘we will win’

Birmingham council wants to cut the hours – and pay – of its enablement team that works to help vulnerable people stay in their homes

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’

Birmingham City Council cuts care workers’ hours at the expense of local people

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has today (Tuesday) joined striking care workers on the picket line in Birmingham. More than 250 care workers are taking strike action in response to the City Council’s plans to dramatically cut their working hours, resulting in a significant loss of income, says UNISON. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: […]

York council agrees to sign Ethical Care Charter

Decision comes after a lengthy campaign by UNISON

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

UNISON sets out priorities at successful first national social care seminar

Government care plans set to ignore the views of 1.4m care workers

Government plans to reform social care will fall short and won’t get to grips with the huge problems affecting the sector, if the work to shape next year’s green paper fails to involve the views of the UK’s million strong workforce, says UNISON. The Cabinet Office has today announced that the government is to engage […]

Social care scheme helps no-one, says UNISON

Care system is creaking at the seams

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%) […]

UNISON vows to build care campaign

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