Email your council
There is a very simple way to save care in your area. UNISON, the public service union that represents thousands of care workers, has developed an Ethical Care Charter.
The charter is a set of commitments that councils sign up to that ensures vulnerable people do not have visits that are too short, are cared for by trained and fairly paid staff, and see the same carers regularly so they can build a relationship.
Though councils have faced budget cuts, the charter can be implemented gradually. And as the measures ensure a higher standard of homecare councils will save money because fewer people will need to go into care homes which are much more expensive.
The seven councils that have already signed up to the charter show it is possible, and preferable.
Please email your local council now and let them know you’d like them to sign up to the charter.
(Do you live in Islington, Southwark, Reading, Renfrewshire, Lancashire, Camden, Wirral? If so, your council has already signed up!).