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To: Derby City Council
Better care standards for our elderly & disabled people in Derby
Please add your name to our petition calling on Derby City Council to adopt UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter
The Ethical Care Charter is a series of standards that we want the council to adopt to improve homecare services throughout Derby.
The Charter calls for an end to 15 minute visits for elderly and disabled people who need care in their own homes.
It calls for our elderly and disabled people to be given the same care worker rather than a series of strangers.
It calls for better training to be given for homecare workers.
It also calls for the payment of the living wage & an end to zero hours contracts for homecare workers.
Why is this important?
You can read the Charter in full here https://www.unison.org.uk/upload/sharepoint/On%20line%20Catalogue/22014.pdf
We believe that elderly and disabled people in our community deserve the best possible level of homecare to help them live independently and with dignity. In order to make this happen homecare workers need to be treated fairly and decently so they can do their jobs to the best of their ability. UNISON are therefore calling for this through by asking Derby City Council to adopt our ethical care charter. Across the country too many people who need care and too many care workers are not treated with the dignity they deserve.
A number of other councils such as Islington and Reading have already done the right thing and adopted UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter.
Please add your name and call ask that Derby City Council take responsibility for ensuring better care for our elderly and disabled people and for better treatment of our homecare workers.
We are all going to need care at some point in our lifetimes, it is only right that the people who need it and the workers who provide it are treated with dignity and fairness.
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