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.

Closure of Four Seasons home

UNISON statement on announcement that Garvagh Care Home will close in May

Caseworker Mitsy Harmon-Russell

‘UNISON means? Confidence, learning and not getting a pay cut’

Careworker Mitsy tells her story

‘Our members support our communities every day of the year’

Many UNISON members will be keeping the country going over Christmas and the new year

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

UNISON and Cormac representatives with signed charter

South West care company signs Ethical Care Charter

Cornish care company Cormac has signed up to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter, the first in the South West to do so

Latest council signs up to Ethical Care Charter

Cheshire West and Chester is latest local authority to sign up to better care and better conditions for care workers

Staff and residents lobby Northern Ireland Assembly in bid to save residential care homes

‘We cannot afford to walk away from the care needs of our elders – and nor can our politicians’

Government cuts make a mockery of new NICE homecare guidelines, says UNISON

New guidance from government advisors the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) could see a real improvement in the standard of homecare delivered across the UK, but longer visits to people’s homes will be impossible while the government continues to slash local authority budgets, UNISON said today (Wednesday). The new NICE guidelines echo […]