Over 500,000 adults in the UK rely on homecare workers to get them out of bed, wash them, brush their teeth, help them take their medication and much more. But homecare workers are worried. Councils are allowing care providers to cut corners and the elderly and disabled people that need homecare are not getting the support they should.
Thousands of care workers are deeply concerned about the state of the care sector in the UK, but many are afraid to speak out publicly as they risk losing their jobs. It’s time to listen to them. Save Care Now is a UNISON campaign to raise the voices of homecare workers and improve the homecare sector.
We are calling on councils to sign UNISON's Ethical Care Charter, a set of commitments that together ensure the health, safety, and dignity of the UK’s most vulnerable people.
The simplest way to make sure your council Saves Care Now is by asking them to sign up to UNISON's Ethical Care Charter - a set of committments that councils make which fix minimum standards to protect the dignity and quality of life for vulnerable people and the workers who care for them.