Tag Archives: social care

News

Extreme poverty rising


More than half of families visited by child support workers are destitute, a new survey of social workers and health visitors has revealed.   The... Read More
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‘Broken system’


Dementia sufferers have forked out nearly £15bn of their own cash over the last two years while waiting for government reforms to end Britain’s burgeoning... Read More
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Value unpaid carers call


Unite is backing a call for unpaid carers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to receive the same amount of financial support as their counterparts... Read More
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‘Come clean’ call


Unite, which represents local authority and care workers, has accused Sandwell council of starving its principal social care provider of funding, resulting in the pay... Read More
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Pay justice delay


Unite which represents thousands of social care workers has sharply criticised the announcement by the government today (November 2) about how workers underpaid for sleep... Read More
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Lifeline collapse


The shock collapse of the UK’s leading drug and alcohol charity, Lifeline, which was heavily reliant on income from public sector contracts, should set alarm... Read More
Budget 2017

The ‘failure Budget’


Chancellor Philip Hammond brushed Brexit under the carpet as he laid out the last Spring Budget today, delivering paltry policies that will do nothing to... Read More
Budget 2017

‘The forgotten cousin’


Local authorities are ‘the forgotten cousins’ of public expenditure, as the financial crisis facing social care gathers pace, Unite has said.   Unite, which has... Read More