A new film highlighting the indignity suffered by thousands of elderly people because of 15-minute care visits will hit the internet on Thursday.
Commissioned by UNISON to tie in with the union's campaigning work on the crisis in homecare, the two-minute features former Brookside
actor and 60 Minute Makeover
star Claire Sweeney. It is a satirical sideswipe at the effects of government cuts on a service many vulnerable and elderly people rely on and UNISON members deliver.
Members and the public will be able to see the film – and sign a petition calling for an end to these short visits – on the union’s dedicated campaign website: savecarenow.org.uk.
At the same time, UNISON continues to campaign for councils that commission homecare to sign up to the union's Ethical Care Charter
, committing themselves to providing decent care and proper pay and conditions for care workers.