Commenting on the report from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (Adass) that suggests most councils in England aren’t confident they can offer the legal minimum of social care support next year, UNISON head of social care Gavin Edwards said today (Wednesday): “The social care crisis is worsening by the minute.
“Care workers are overworked, underpaid and struggling to plug the gaps in a sector desperately short of staff.
“The acute underfunding, complete absence of meaningful reform and the government’s refusal to address workers’ pay has left care in dire straits.
“Ministers must take responsibility and pledge to deliver a well-funded national care service with nationwide pay scales, and a long-term workforce plan.”
Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union with more than 1.3 million members providing public services in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.
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