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Bolton UNISON call for Ethical Care Charter

Bolton UNISON call for Ethical Care Charter

Please add your name to our petition calling on Bolton 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 Bolton. 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.You can read the Charter in full here;
http://www.unison.org.uk/news/unison-welcomes-sign-up-to-ethical-care-charter

Why is this important?

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 Bolton 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 Bolton 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. For updates visit http://www.unisonbolton.org/ & follow https://twitter.com/UNISON_Bolton

Bolton Town Hall, Bolton

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Reasons for signing

  • Lancashire County Council signed up in October 2014 and I would like to see the same commitment reached in Bolton
  • Our vulnerable members of society deserve the best care possible, and those that deliver the care deserve a living wage. Zero hour contracts and five minute visits are to be deplored - end them now!
  • Bring back Home carers who did it to care for the elderly not because they have been sent from the dole centre to get a job and care before profits would help.

Updates

2014-07-01 07:47:52 +0100

100 signatures reached

2014-06-27 15:23:22 +0100

50 signatures reached

2014-06-24 22:05:56 +0100

25 signatures reached

2014-06-24 15:14:14 +0100

10 signatures reached