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Boost for Unique Care workers

by Nick Ruff
Issue No. 2054

The sacked women at Unique Care in Huddersfield received a timely boost last week. The independent inspection unit reported its findings into the company after an unannounced visit on 17 March.

The report covers a number of issues but most revealing is the fact that the inspection found the quality of care provided is poor.

This adds pressure to Kirklees council which funds the company to the sum of £400,000 a year and is about to receive an internal report on the company from its scrutiny committee.

The women cannot understand how the company can continue to be used to provide care to vulnerable people in light of their record.

The women are preparing for the upcoming Unison union conference where they intend to highlight their case.

Donations to Kirklees Unison, 20 Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP.

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Tue 5 Jun 2007, 19:11 BST
Issue No. 2054
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