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COMING THIS WEEK… Fifteen Minute Care Makeover
Film crew and actors filming a scene for the UNISON campaign flim
Makeover film highlights UNISON's campaign to Save Care Now
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:

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.
Read about the issues on our Save Care Now campaign site