Read UNISON's new report on the escalating crisis in our homecare system.
Many homecare workers are not being paid for significant parts of their working day – the time it takes them to travel to and from the homes of the people they care for. This results in many not being paid the national minimum wage (NMW).
This report shows that the vast majority of councils in England and Wales are still failing to take proper steps to ensure that homecare workers looking after the elderly and disabled are being paid at least the minimum wage.
UNISON recently organised a debate in Parliament to raise this issue which was attended by many MPs, from all parties.