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 […]

Free coach to Donny Races!

We are running a free coach for members and their families to the UNISON race day at Doncaster Races on Saturday 30 July.

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,

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Huge range of member learning opportunities

Learning doesn’t need to stop when we leave formal education and if we want to move forward in a career then continuous learning is essential. Many of us will not have had positive early education experiences, and returning to learning can be daunting. But UNISON, and the partners we work with, will ensure that if […]

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.

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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.