Exposing cowboy care providers: the state of social care

Research published today by the Centre for Health and Public Interest shows what UNISON members have been saying for decades: residential care homes are being run irresponsibly.

A month of perennial change

But championing and defending our members are always on UNISON’s agenda

Photo of entrance to Salisbury district hospital, with ambulance in the driveway

‘Cocktail of calamities’ pushing people into A&E

Responding to the Care Quality Commission’s annual state of care report published today (Tuesday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “There’s not enough funding for social care, and out of hours support and NHS 111 are a mess. “This cocktail of calamities is pushing people into A&E who shouldn’t be there, with patients and staff the […]

Labour would change social care for the better

UNISON welcomes set of solid proposals that will improve the lives of so many

A Labour government would mean social care gets the attention it deserves, says UNISON

Proposals will transform lives of those in need and care workers

Billions needed to address jaw-dropping council funding cuts

Funding announced in the Chancellor’s spending review goes nowhere near to solving this

Fragmented and fragile: it’s time to fix social care

New report argues that care workers are overlooked, undervalued and in desperate need of investment

UNISON takes a step forward at Cornerstone

Central Arbitration Committee says union’s bid for statutory recognition can go head at Scottish care charity

Social Worker of the Year Awards

Nominations close at midnight on Friday 19 July

Government should plough money into social care, not tax cuts

Tax cuts for the rich have deprived the UK public of almost £14 billion

UNISON urges an end to the ‘ongoing crisis in social care’

‘A decade of austerity has ravaged social care’, conference delegates are told

‘Get angry – then get organised’ to defend social care

UNISON local government conference hears rallying call in the fight to defend and promote social care

Politicians must get a grip on social care and council services

Commenting on the Institute for Fiscal Studies report on council funding and tonight’s BBC1 Panorama programme on social care, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “After years of relentless cuts, council budgets are stripped to the bone. This is starkly illustrated by the perilous state of social care, not to mention a fall of more […]

AFG workers set to begin seven-day strike

Company has rejected UNISON’s offer of serious talks over cutting carers’ sleep-in shift payments

Four Seasons difficulties show care sector is in need of urgent reform

Commenting on the announcement today (Tuesday) that two of the holding companies behind care firm Four Seasons have gone into administration, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The company has been teetering on the brink for some time. While today’s announcement won’t immediately affect jobs or the running of care homes, it should act as an […]