Voices from the care frontline

Why we’re campaigning for a real living wage in care

Essex care workers seek living wage commitment from council candidates

Care workers will make the case for a real living wage direct to Essex County Council candidates today as part of an online Citizens Assembly. They are joining more than 100 community leaders seeking a number of commitments from candidates, including making the council an accredited Living Wage organisation, and ensuring all care contracts in […]

Pay staff fairly to tackle care recruitment crisis

Government ministers must improve care pay if they’re to succeed in filling huge numbers of vacancies, UNISON says today. The government has launched a new recruitment campaign ‘Care for Others. Make a Difference’ to boost the number of workers in adult social care as existing staff are forced to take time off to self-isolate or […]

New TUC research shows a national care system is needed fast

New TUC research showing that seven in 10 councils in the East of England are spending less per capita on adult social care than 2010 shows we “can’t wait any longer” for a national care system, UNISON Eastern says today. The TUC report, Fixing Social Care shows that overall social care spending per head across […]

Work in social care? We want to hear from you!

Despite the gradual return to normal, Covid-19 is still a real and present danger in care homes. Staff have been deeply affected by the virus and will continue to face significant challenges as the rest of the country opens back up. The government has announced a £600m infection control fund to help stop the spread […]