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We are getting more and more reports from members working in social care that staff shortages are becoming chronic. Low pay levels, poor treatment of staff and mandatory vaccination are all contributing to the problem.

UNISON is fighting hard to get action from government, pushing for investment in pay, sector reform and a policy of persuasion not coercion regarding the vaccine.

In this month’s newsletter you can find out about UNISON’s message for care workers at Labour conference, the chance to participate in important new research and you can take a short survey on staff shortages.

Taking care workers message to Labour Conference

I told Labour conference that social care should cease to be a profit-making enterprise that allows companies free rein to exploit staff and those they look after.

Watch the video now

What happens when care home ownership changes?
UNISON is assisting researchers from the University of Surrey who are looking to interview care home managers who work, or have worked, in a care home that has undergone a change in ownership in the last ten years.

If you want to take part, please email carehomesresearch@surrey.ac.uk.

Read more about the research
Email the researchers to take part

Staffing shortages – give us the real picture
UNISON wants to hear from members about the staff shortage crisis which is hitting the care sector right now. Can you fill out this short survey, so we can take the real picture to employers and government?
Fill out the quick survey