Energy Support Fund

Important information The Energy Support Fund will open on 27 September, with grants of £200 available to support low income members with their energy costs. Due to finite funds, we can only accept 2,000 applications. 1,000 will be released at 8.30am and 1,000 at 5pm. In previous rounds of this fund, demand has been so […]

Temporary Covid vaccination exemption could save hundreds of jobs

Under pressure due to the crisis in social care, the government has announced that staff can self-certify if they believe they have a medical exemption or if they are pregnant,

Parliament approves mandatory vaccination for first time since 1853

Parliament has approved regulations that will make Covid vaccination compulsory for people who work in care homes.

Compulsory jabs is wrong approach

UNISON supports the vaccination programme, but evidence suggests persuasion is better than compulsion.

Supreme Court blow for care workers

Supreme Court rules that care workers who provide ‘sleep-in’ shifts are not entitled to the legal minimum wage.

UNISON demo

We’ve donated £5,500 to local food banks

We have donated a total of £5,500 to local food banks in North Yorkshire this year, as demand for food banks continues to rise.

Dear Prime Minister – please don’t take our jobs off us!

The government has consulted on plans to stop care workers in nursing and residential homes from being able to have multiple jobs. Many low-paid care workers rely on multiple jobs to pay the bills. Covid has exposed the failings in our fragmented social care system which is why we need a national care service.

UNISON demo

Care workers must not pay the price

The government is proposing to ban care workers from having multiple jobs, despite many relying on second jobs due to low pay, low hours and casual contracts

Get Help With School Uniform Costs

UNISON’s charity There for You is pleased to be able to offer grants to help members with the cost of buying school uniforms.

Care after Covid – the time for talking is over

The time for talking is over. A national care service is the only way to prevent more deaths. We need a resilient system, like the NHS.