UNISON and Swansea Labour group leader sign the charter in front of a UNISON Cymru / Wales banner

Swansea signs up to ethical care

Council’s ruling Labour group pledges to introduce UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter after May’s council elections

Fighting for the future of homecare

A group of homecare workers from Haringey have made headlines with their battle for the minimim wage

Government should listen to MPs on social care, says UNISON

A new ‘bill of rights’ recommended today (Friday) by MPs for care workers to end low pay and high job turnover rates has been welcomed by UNISON. This key reform has been proposed by the Communities and Local Government Committee (CLG) in a report into the funding and provision of adult social care. The Committee […]

Andy Burnham vows to end ‘callous culture’ of social care

The mayoral candidate for Great Manchester outlines plans for a fully-integrated health and social care service

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

council and union representatives gather at desk and signing the charter

Scottish council signs care charter

North Ayrshire becomes latest local authority to put its name to union’s Ethical Care Charter, committing itself to standards for home care services and working conditions

Nottinghamshire County Council signs up to Ethical Care Charter

Council becomes the latest to commit itself to UNISON’s standards for homecare, carers and those needing care

Inverclyde signs up to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter

Health and social care partnership commits to achieving fair work, better pay and improved quality of care on eve of Living Wage Week

New living wage rates announced

UNISON welcomes increase to £8.45 (outside London) and £9.75 (London) an hour at start of Living Wage Week

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham to sign UNISON ethical care charter

An agreement to be signed today (Thursday) between UNISON and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham promises to deliver improved homecare for residents and more support for the borough’s homecare workers. Signing the charter commits the council to allocating enough time for home visits so workers have time to talk to clients, not rush […]

UNISON’s biggest ever homecare legal case over workers paid as little as £3.27 an hour

Seventeen homecare workers employed across the London Borough of Haringey are taking care company Sevacare and the council to court.

‘My mum has Alzheimer’s and I have haemophilia’: why homecare matters

Omar Ramadan has severe haemophilia – a disorder that impairs the body’s ability to control blood clotting – and he cares for his mother who has Alzheimer’s.

Nottingham signs up to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter

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

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

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