George Binette writes on Camden’s newly-privatised, minimum wage care home which was this week savaged by a Care Quality Commission report following concerns raised by whistleblowers. Continue reading
Please take a moment to sign our online petition for a living wage for residential care workers at Shaw Healthcare, who are currently pay just £7.53 per hour and deliver vital care for vulnerable older people, most of whom have dementia. Continue reading
Camden UNISON’s lobby of the council on Monday for the living wage of around 60 residential care worker and Caterlink school meals worker members got front-page coverage in the Camden New Journal, as well as detailed reporting within. Reel News also made a short film about the demonstration and the campaigns, which you can see below. Continue reading
Service users and UNISON demonstrate against cuts
Services to older people in Camden are being slashed. Within the next three years, the plan is to end the Meals on Wheels service; close one of two specialist Dementia Day Centres; shut down all eight of the Good Neighbour schemes; close four popular Resource Centres (Millman Street, Great Croft, Hillwood and Henderson Court), leaving only Charlie Ratchford in Chalk Farm and Kingsgate in Kilburn; close at least five luncheon clubs, as well as advocacy and advice schemes for Learning Disabilities, HIV services, BME groups and outreach work.
Meals on Wheels services are being withdrawn by Camden Council. This is a statutory service and the Council have decided to take away this service from some of the most vulnerable people without any proper consultation with the clients, their carers or families, the trade unions and the current provider claims to have had minimal information about the future of this service.
When you retire you can continue your membership of UNISON. Continue reading