UNISON gives evidence on growing social care funding crisis

The crisis in adult social care is set to worsen due to a growing funding gap, UNISON has told the Communities and Local Government Committee.

Homecare workers, illegal payments and when the sums just don’t add up

It used to take Judith Montgomery three and a half hours to earn two hours’ pay.

UNISON urges government to end national scandal over homecare minimum wage cheats

Failure to honour the minimum wage is endemic across the care sector as many homecare workers are unpaid for the time they travel between home visits – which can be up to a fifth of their working day, says UNISON today (Thursday). The union is urging the government to end the systematic underpayment that it […]

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

Care workers continue to be denied the minimum wage

MPs praise UNISON’s campaign to support care workers who are ‘illegally’ under paid

UNISON calls for action to end the homecare wages scandal

Tens of thousands of care workers across England and Wales are still being paid less than the minimum wage because councils are not insisting that homecare companies pay staff their travel time, a UNISON report is warning today (Wednesday). More than three quarters (76 per cent) of councils in England don’t stipulate in their contracts […]

Help stop the illegal underpayment of homecare workers

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

The truth about the cuts

UNISON members describe how cuts to services are affecting both themselves and the people in their care

The truth about the cuts: the homecare worker

UNISON members reveal how cuts in services affect both them and the people in their care

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

Homecare in crisis

Three quarters of councils continue to insist on 15-minute homecare visits for elderly and disabled people, UNISON reveals

Councils still insisting on 15 minute homecare visits

UNISON has revealed today that 74% of local authorities in England are still limiting homecare visits for their elderly, ill and disabled residents to just 15 minutes.

Councils still insisting on 15 minute homecare visits

Three quarters (74 per cent) of local authorities in England are still limiting homecare visits for their elderly, ill and disabled residents to just 15 minutes, says UNISON in a report. The report – entitled Suffering Alone at Home – is based on an online survey of 1,100 homecare workers and data obtained from a Freedom of […]

When the cared for becomes the carer

Graeme Ellis’s experience of homecare made him determined to improve the lives of others in his situation