The 15-minute care makeover from hell

Claire Sweeney stars in our new short film with a difference

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON on film on the Magazine site.

Fifteen minute care makeover from hell

Claire Sweeney stars in our new short film with a difference

Angela Rayner MP speaking

From a council estate to the Houses of Parliament

When Angela Rayner was growing up she went to her gran’s house for a bath on Sundays because her parents couldn’t always afford hot water.

She lived in a council estate in a home with no books and both her parents were on benefits. Now she’s shadow education secretary

Older people are not getting the homecare they need

The data on homecare for over 65s

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

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

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

‘Social care is at a tipping point’

Check our campaign briefing for SOS Day on 16 Novembers for ways you can get involved

What kind of way is this to run a decent and compassionate care service?

The blame for the social care crisis must be laid at the government’s door: ministers must get tougher with enforcing and more money must be put into care

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.

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