01 August 2017
The Tory government confirmed it will “temporarily suspend” enforcement of minimum wage rules for big care firms last week, following corporate lobbying. And it has potentially handed them a huge subsidy.
30 May 2017
Hospitals in England “endured one of the worst winters on record” this year, according to damning new research by the British Medical Association (BMA).
18 April 2017
As cuts create a massice social care crisis, care workers told Raymie Kiernan the Unison union election is chance to build resistance
21 March 2017
Care home residents in Doncaster were told last week they would be evicted in 30 days because their residence is “not sustainable”.
21 March 2017
Care home residents in Doncaster—including many receiving end-of-life care—were told last week they were being evicted
14 March 2017
Former Tory chancellor, George “Slasher” Osborne, congratulated Philip Hammond on the chancellor’s first spring budget for its “fiscal responsibility”. It really says it all.
28 February 2017
The Tory attacks on both the NHS and social care leave vulnerable people with nowhere to go. Workers spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about two sets of cuts that are creating a crisis—with a real effect on patients’ lives
21 February 2017
New analysis has linked 30,000 excess deaths in 2015 to the Tories’ health and social care cuts.
14 February 2017
Tory ministers made a dodgy deal to increase social care funding with the leader of a Tory-run county council that includes several top MPs’ constituencies.
13 December 2016
Some care home residents face hefty bills as the quality of care gets worse, says Raymie Kiernan
18 October 2016
Adult social care services in England are at “tipping point”, according to the Care Quality Commission watchdog.
05 January 2016
Care homes are charging residents and local authorities tens of thousands every year while many care workers are paid less than the minimum wage. But nursing home bosses predict that scores will close because they are not making enough money. Raymie Kiernan says the big firms that stand behind social care are still raking it in
01 September 2015
Council workers in Bromley, south London, launched a new wave of strikes against Tory mass privatisation plans last week.
11 August 2015
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) watchdog is receiving more than 150 allegations of abuse in adult care services every day, a new report has found.
05 May 2015
The all-out strike by Glasgow City Council workers entered its sixth week on Tuesday of this week.
14 April 2015
Some 450 people attended the Social Work Action Network (Swan) conference in Paisley last weekend.
14 April 2015
Plans to merge NHS and social care in Manchester won’t empower patients or carers but drive the market even deeper into health
31 March 2015
A struggle by care workers in Barnet, north London to defend pay and a quality care service has got bosses on the ropes. It’s bad news for the council privatisers, reports Raymie Kiernan
24 March 2015
Unison union members at Your Choice Barnet (YCB) in north London were set to begin a three?day strike on Wednesday of this week against a 9.5 percent pay cut.
24 February 2015
Care workers in Barnet, north London, walked out for 48 hours on Tuesday of this week.