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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Social care is coming apart at the seams

Yesterday’s report by Leonard Cheshire Disability which highlighted the increasing use by councils of short 15 minute care visits to elderly and disabled people echoed longstanding concerns of UNISON members working in the homecare sector. The realities of frontline working in homecare are spelled out in UNISON’s groundbreaking ethical care charter which also sets out best practice for the commissioning of homecare services. The False Economy website gives voice to the too often unheard views of people who require homecare services but are faced with worsening levels of provision as cash strapped councils struggle to meet demand for social care.