Wes Streeting backs new National Care Service.

Prospective MPs in the South West urged to back new national care service

General election candidates from all parties across the South West are being asked to support the creation of a new national care service in England.

Somerset County Council reaffirms commitment to care workers

Somerset County Council has reaffirmed their commitment to care workers, promising them full pay for COVID related absences. The announcement comes after negotiations between UNISON and the council and means that if care workers are required to self-isolate they can afford to do so. In August 2020, the council became the first in the South […]

Vaccine booking system now open to frontline care workers

UNISON welcomes announcement that care workers who haven’t had a dose yet can make an appointment.

OSJCT derecognition battle reaches final stages

Councillors back UNISON against Order of St John Care Trust as de-recognition battle reaches final stages UNISON’s fight to stop the Order of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) from kicking it out of Gloucestershire care homes has been boosted by the support of councillors across the county. Despite campaigning by care staff in Gloucestershire, OSJCT […]