Seventeen homecare workers employed across the London Borough of Haringey are taking care company Sevacare and the council to court.
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.
It used to take Judith Montgomery three and a half hours to earn two hours’ pay.
Commenting on new NHS England figures published today (Thursday), highlighting the scale of delayed discharges from hospitals, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Continuous cuts to social care budgets are the reason why many people have to stay longer in hospital than they should. “The problem is getting worse, not better. Already this year there […]
Ethical Care Charter commits council to living wage and not using zero-hours contracts or 15-minute visits, giving dignity to vulnerable people
UNISON, Britain’s largest public sector union, has reacted angrily to the decision of social care provider Anheddau Cyf, to dismiss its entire staff of 300 people and re-engage them only if they accept swingieng cuts to their terms and conditions. Anheddau, which supports adults within their communities for Gwynedd, Anglesey, Conwy and Denbighshire Councils, has […]
Northern Ireland regional secretary Patricia McKeown says announcement that two of seven Four Seasons homes have been bought by local companies comes as a source of relief to the residents and the affected staff
Commenting on the warning today (Monday), from the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, that dignified care social care for the elderly will be at risk unless the government makes more money available, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “Government spending cuts have put local authority budgets under intolerable […]
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 […]