Social Work

PublicationsSupporting Scotland’s Social Work Services Workforce: UNISON is by far the largest union representing most Social Work and Social Care staff in Scotland. We represent Social Workers in all specialisms, residential workers, social care workers, OTs, home care staff and professional, admin and clerical support staff. We have a Social Work Issues Group (SWIG) with reps from branches across Scotland, specifically addressing Social Work issues. See also important information for workers registered with regulatory bodies.

Scotland must deliver a care sector that cares

The Covid pandemic has highlighted the fundamental value of social care and the workers who provide it and Congress welcomed ... Read More

UNISON Week 312 – Local Govt Pay, Scottish Water, overnight pay judgement & more

UNISON Week 312 - Local Govt Pay, Scottish Water, overnight pay judgement & more. Read full newsletter ... Read More

UNISON launches information guide on £500 ‘bonus’ payment for health and social care workers

UNISON Scotland has today (Tuesday) launched a guide for health and social care members who have concerns over how the ... Read More

UNISON welcomes National Care Service recommendations in Feeley report

UNISON Scotland welcomes the recommendations from the Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland (chaired by Derek Feeley) that ... Read More

UNISON Week 305 – Budget statement , #1Team2K, Winter fuel grant & more

UNISON Week 305 - Budget statement , #1Team2K, Winter fuel grant & more. Read our full newsletter here ... Read More

UNISON Week 301: About that £500…..& more

UNISON Week 301: About that £500 - Not Just the NHS....Reward all who have fought covid .....& more. Read full newsletter ... Read More

Social Work publications

UNISON Week 312 – Local Govt Pay, Scottish Water, overnight pay judgement & more

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UNISON Week 312 - Local Govt Pay, Scottish Water, overnight pay judgement & more. Read full newsletter ... Read More

Independent Review of Adult Social Care – MSP Briefing

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The Scottish Parliament debated the findings of the Independent Review of Adult Social care on tue feb 16th. This is ... Read More

UNISON Week 305 – Budget statement , #1Team2K, Winter fuel grant & more

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UNISON Week 305 - Budget statement , #1Team2K, Winter fuel grant & more. Read our full newsletter here ... Read More

UNISON Week 301: About that £500…..& more

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UNISON Week 301: About that £500 - Not Just the NHS....Reward all who have fought covid .....& more. Read full newsletter ... Read More

UNISON Week 300 – £500 ‘Bonus’ payment, disability history month and more …

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UNISON Week 300 - £500 'Bonus' payment, disability history month and more ... Read our full newsletter here ... Read More

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Bill consultation

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UNISON Scotland thinks incorporation of the UNCRC into law is insufficient. For children to exercise their rights in practice requires ... Read More

Refuge and Asylum in Scotland – a guide for members

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Asylum seekers in Scotland do not get the support services they are entitle to because of inadequate support for social ... Read More

UNISON Week 292 – No Going Back to Normal campaign & more …

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UNISON Week 292 - No Going Back to Normal,  our response to the Future of Social Care and more ... Read More

Scottish Government Economic Recovery Plan – August 2020

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The Scottish Government has announced its plan for post-COVID economic recovery. This briefing provides UNISON’s response to this. The recovery ... Read More

COvid-19 Committee – Inquiry into Social Care Support Fund Staff Regulations

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The Scottish Parliament's Covid-19 Committee is examining the Social Care Staff Support Fund. This was set up because so many ... Read More

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