photograph of Carol Sewell

Health and social care has suffered the ‘most austere’ decade ever

UNISON delegates agree: we can’t have integration ‘on the cheap’

General election 2017: Social care

With just a few days to the election UNISON looks at what the main parties have to say on social care – one of the issues that matter most to our members

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

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

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

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

Delegates back call to improve representation

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

‘Social care is at a tipping point’

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

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

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?