Care sector couldn’t function without its migrant workforce, says UNISON

A national care service and a fair pay agreement for care staff are needed to reform the care service

MPs pledge to support a national care service

A UNISON event at parliament sought to ignite the political will in Westminster to make a national care service a reality

From left to right, Andrew Gwynne MP, Christina McAnea, Wes Streeting MP and Andrew Harrop - general secretary of the Fabians society sit at the top table of the national care service summit hosted at UNISON centre, a national care service summit graphic on a tv screen behind them.

Making a national care service – from roadmap to reality

UNISON hosted the Fabian Society’s National Care Service Summit, bringing together stakeholders to discuss the practicalities of creating a national care service

Migrant family ban makes no sense without proper reform of social care, says UNISON

The ban means overseas care staff will be much less likely to come to work in the UK. But migrant workers are still very much needed

UNISON centre sign

NEC hears of shocking conditions imposed on migrant care workers

The meeting also agreed a statement condemning the resumption of violence in Gaza and calling for an immediate ceasefire

Christina McAnea, arms folded, in front of conference stage - 'Fighting for our future'

Blog: The final hammer blow to our crumbling social care system

Curbing the migrant care workforce will cause utter disaster

Blog: The shocking treatment of migrant workers harms us all

The government should stop demonising migrants, instigate reform and create a national care service

Setting Kasibba free

The team leader of the Social Work Team of the Year testifies to the impact an integrated approach can have in the care system

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.
Rosie MacGregor moving a motion on care at NDC 2023, Liverpool

Care dominates debate at national delegate conference

What’s happening with adult social care in England and the devolved nations, provided a comprehensive debate on day two of national delegate conference

Support Guaranteed: The roadmap to a national care service

A new report from the Fabian Society was launched at Westminster last week

Launch event of the Fabian report 'Support Guarenteed' showing a top table with 5 speakers. Ben Cooper, Christina McAnea, Dr Anna Dixon, West Streeting MP and Andrew Harrop. Seated in front of Fabians graphics.

Roadmap launched for a national care service to transform lives, says UNISON 

A national care service would boost wages, put quality above profit-making and ensure everyone receives the support they need.

elderly woman with carer

Care workers in Wales win 15% increase and Foundation Living Wage

After four months of collective action, support workers received £780 back pay alongside the pay increase

Christina McAnea

Blog: A broken system – in our economy and in social care

Let’s show solidarity with members at St Monica Trust care homes, who are taking strike action as their employer tries to fire and rehire them

Dr Mary Ann Stephenson, Helen Couchman, Liz Twist MP, Christina McAnea, Karin Smyth MP, Cllr Evelyn Akoto

How to use social care to rebuild the economy

Whether it’s gender equality, green jobs or a more productive economy – social care should be a central part of a modern industrial strategy, Westminster event hears

Home health care worker and an elderly couple

Ministers must adopt Migration Advisory Committee recommendations to beef-up care staff numbers, says UNISON

Care employers are losing people in droves to warehouses, supermarkets and online retailers able to pay more for less stressful work