Fighting for the future of homecare

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

15 minute care makeover

Fifteen minute care makeover from hell

Claire Sweeney stars in our new short film with a difference


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

Getting the message across on cuts. Photo: Steve Forrest / Workers' Photos

Adult social care is the biggest pressure on councils

Research reveals the pressure on councils


Older people are not getting the homecare they need

The data on homecare for over 65s

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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


Delegates back call to improve representation

Under-representation – particularly among young members – cited as a problem that needs to be tackled

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‘Social care is at a tipping point’

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

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Do you use social care services?

Do you use social care services for older people (aged 65 or over) or look after someone who does? UNISON would like to hear about your experience

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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.


Social care services for older people

Where next for UNISON’s Save Our Local Services campaign in 2016?

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‘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

a female care worker helps an elderly woman

The truth about the cuts: the disability support worker

‘The cuts have shattered our enthusiasm’