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Care Futures 4 – Effective Voice

The fourth edition of UNISON Scotland's Care Futures looks at what Effective Voice could mean for workers in social care ... Read More
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UNISON Scotland Week 321 – NHS staff are struggling, Care Futures, COP26 & more

UNISON Scotland Week 321 - NHS staff are struggling, Care Futures, COP26 & more. Read full newsletter here ... Read More
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UNISON Week 319 – Social care reform debate, local government pay ballot, housing and more

UNISON Week 319 - Social care reform debate, local government pay ballot, housing and more. Read full newsletter here ... Read More
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e-brief: National Care Service Consultation

The Scottish Government has published its proposals for a National Care Service. The three-month consultation period ends on 18 October ... Read More
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e-briefing Implementing The Promise

This e-briefing explains The Promise 'Change Programme' and includes four action points for local government branches. The Independent Care Review ... Read More
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Independent Review of Adult Social Care – MSP Briefing

The Scottish Parliament debated the findings of the Independent Review of Adult Social care on tue feb 16th. This is ... Read More
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UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Bill consultation

UNISON Scotland thinks incorporation of the UNCRC into law is insufficient. For children to exercise their rights in practice requires ... Read More
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Refuge and Asylum in Scotland – a guide for members

Asylum seekers in Scotland do not get the support services they are entitle to because of inadequate support for social ... Read More
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Scottish Government Economic Recovery Plan – August 2020

The Scottish Government has announced its plan for post-COVID economic recovery. This briefing provides UNISON’s response to this. The recovery ... Read More
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COvid-19 Committee – Inquiry into Social Care Support Fund Staff Regulations

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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Covid Social Care Worker Death in Service Payment

Following pressure from UNISON, the Scottish Government has agreed to make a one-off payment of £60,000 to a named survivor ... Read More
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Covid Social Care Staff Support Fund

UNISON campaigned hard to make sure that social care workers did not have to survive on statutory sick pay, should ... Read More
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Report of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery June 2020

This briefing looks at the recommendations of the independent Advisory Group on Post-Covid 19 Economic Recovery. The Group presented its ... Read More
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Briefing 114 – Living Wage in Adult Social Care

The uprated Scottish Living Wage should be paid to all workers in adult social care who are employed via contracts ... Read More
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Save from harm – UNISON Scotland survey of social work teams

This is a survey of staff working in social work teams. As well as social workers and social work assistants/support ... Read More

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