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.
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 […]
East Midlands council signs up to quality care and fair pay during National Carers’ Week
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
MPs praise UNISON’s campaign to support care workers who are ‘illegally’ under paid
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 […]
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UNISON members reveal how cuts in services affect both them and the people in their care
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
Three quarters of councils continue to insist on 15-minute homecare visits for elderly and disabled people, UNISON reveals
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.
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 […]
Graeme Ellis’s experience of homecare made him determined to improve the lives of others in his situation