Conference hears the promise of a national care service

Delegates heard Labour’s manifesto commitment to build a national care service ‘wouldn’t be in there if it wasn’t for our union’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
Wes Streeting MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, speaking to a nurse while visiting the Cambridge Practice in Aldershot, Hampshire, UK. Photo©Steve Forrest/Workers’ Photos

Wes Streeting: The man who can

The shadow health and social care secretary has one of the most daunting tasks should Labour gain power in Westminster. Who is he, and how will he fix such huge issues?

Christina McAnea, arms folded, in front of conference stage - 'Fighting for our future'

Opinion: ‘The past is gloomy, but the future doesn’t have to be’

In the PM’s own words, we can now decide between ‘the past and the future’

General Secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Dreams can come true

Five people deeply connected to the care sector explain what it’s like now – and what a national care service would mean for them

Christina McAnea addressing UNISON's health conference

Christina McAnea leads applause for successful UNISON strikers

General secretary stresses the power of UNISON in address to health conference

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Government neglect of care has led to low level of public satisfaction, says UNISON

Commenting on the findings from the British Social Attitudes Survey, published by the King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust which show falling levels of public satisfaction with social care, UNISON head of social care Gavin Edwards said:

Article, News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Care sector couldn’t function without its migrant workforce, says UNISON

A national care service and a fair pay agreement for care staff are needed to reform the care service

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MPs pledge to support a national care service

A UNISON event at parliament sought to ignite the political will in Westminster to make a national care service a reality

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
From left to right, Andrew Gwynne MP, Christina McAnea, Wes Streeting MP and Andrew Harrop - general secretary of the Fabians society sit at the top table of the national care service summit hosted at UNISON centre, a national care service summit graphic on a tv screen behind them.

Making a national care service – from roadmap to reality

UNISON hosted the Fabian Society’s National Care Service Summit, bringing together stakeholders to discuss the practicalities of creating a national care service

Article on the UNISON National site.
Wes Streeting signing UNISON's National Care Campaign pledge alongside Christina McAnea at Westminster

UNISON opinion: A better way is possible for social care

‘I met with Wes Streeting, the shadow secretary of state for health and social care, who is the first to sign up to UNISON’s national care campaign pledge’

Article, General Secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.