Elderly lady and care worker

Social care cash must go to the front line, says UNISON

Councils in the East Midlands must ensure funding to tackle workforce shortages in social care reaches staff pay packets, says UNISON. The union has written to 1,750 councillors in the region urging them to ensure that ​local care workers receive their share of millions of pounds ​of short-term funding pledged by the government. Care staff […]

Derbyshire UNISON members opposing the closures.

Derbyshire care homes to close

Dozens of elderly people, including those with dementia, face a distressing Christmas over Derbyshire County Council’s proposals to close seven care homes. UNISON members were outside County Hall in Matlock yesterday (Monday 6 December) opposing plans that will see around 70 residents having to find alternative accommodation. The union, which represents carers who will be […]

Safe working for frontline staff across Lincolnshire must be a top priority

NHS, care and other frontline staff whose lives are on the line need immediate government action to fix inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies. Government apologies and assurances the UK has all the PPE it needs are of no comfort to staff whose workplaces are running low. Over the weekend workers from hospitals and care […]