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

General election 2017: Social care

With just a few days until the election UNISON looks at what the main parties have to say on social care – one of the issues that matter most to our members

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

More money for social care is needed – but what does that mean for your area?

Adult social care is in crisis, but UNISON has a solution – find out how UNISON’s proposal to use a £2.4bn business rate surplus in England would affect funding in your area

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 […]

Nottingham signs up to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter

East Midlands council signs up to quality care and fair pay during National Carers’ Week

Across our country those who the vulnerable rely upon are being let down

Vitally important care workers are being paid far less than the absolute basic minimum that they should receive: nearly 20 years on from the establishment of a minimum wage in this country, that should be a source of national embarrassment

Help stop the illegal underpayment of homecare workers

Email your MP to add their voice to tomorrow’s (23 March) Westminster Hall debate

Milton Keynes signs up to UNISON ethical care charter

Ethical Care Charter commits council to living wage and not using zero-hours contracts or 15-minute visits, giving dignity to vulnerable people

‘The real challenges’ of caring

Women share their experience as carers at Brighton conference

Homecare in the UK is being destroyed by the government’s local government spending cuts

It’s impossible to read these stories and not wish for a proper solution to our care crisis – and that will require money and political will to achieve

Welsh social care provider sacks entire staff

UNISON, Britain’s largest public sector union, has reacted angrily to the decision of social care provider Anheddau Cyf, to dismiss its entire staff of 300 people and re-engage them only if they accept swingieng cuts to their terms and conditions.  Anheddau, which supports adults within their communities for Gwynedd, Anglesey, Conwy and Denbighshire Councils, has […]

Two closure-threatened NI care homes bought

Northern Ireland regional secretary Patricia McKeown says announcement that two of seven Four Seasons homes have been bought by local companies comes as a source of relief to the residents and the affected staff

UNISON and Cormac representatives with signed charter

South West care company signs Ethical Care Charter

Cornish care company Cormac has signed up to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter, the first in the South West to do so

Staff and residents lobby Northern Ireland Assembly in bid to save residential care homes

‘We cannot afford to walk away from the care needs of our elders – and nor can our politicians’