Decent Social Care Must be Funded Through National Insurance – Unison

UNISON, theUK’s largest union, today called for a national Social Care service properly funded through national insurance to tackle the growing crisis in elderly care. The call comes in the wake of demands for urgent action and fundamental reform to care and home help services from a broad coalition of government advisers, charities, unions and independent experts.

The union has welcomed some of the proposals set out by theDilnot Commissionas a “step in the right direction” but warned that the commission’s recommendation of voluntary insurance, will not solve the problem of underfunding.

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