Save our care homes

Care home campaign updatesThis page updates on our campaign to against the closure of four Edinburgh care homes with a fifth being switched from residential care to hospital-based complex clinical care.  Scotland’s care system already relies too heavily on homes that are run for profit. Edinburgh can buck that trend by supporting Council-run care homes that focus on providing quality care not the making of money.

Campaign timeline: How we got here | What you can do to support the campaign

Care Homes campaign video

UNISON will continue its campaign to save public sector-run care homes and prevent them going into private hands. Please share Read More
Care home closure is ‘slap in the face’ to Edinburgh’s most vulnerable, says UNISON

Care home closure is ‘slap in the face’ to Edinburgh’s most vulnerable, says UNISON

UNISON, the union for carers, has expressed deep dismay at the decision to close an Edinburgh care home. The decision Read More
Ian Murray MP

Statement of support from Ian Murray MP

Thank you to UNISON for keeping this critical campaign at the top of the agenda in Edinburgh. I am sorry I Read More
Press Release

Carers to be balloted on strike action in bid to save closure of Edinburgh care home 

UNISON is consulting its members at Drumbrae care home over possible strike action in an attempt to save the Edinburgh-based Read More
Members support pay ballot and care homes campaigns

Members support pay ballot and care homes campaigns

Members from Burial Services showing support for the Local Government members currently being balloted for strike action and our campaign Read More
Save our care homes public demo - new date

Save our care homes public demo – new date

Due to a last minute change of date to the EIJB, we have had to move the date of the Read More
Labour group backs UNISON Save Our Care Homes campaign

Labour group backs UNISON Save Our Care Homes campaign

Edinburgh Labour Group has agreed to fully support the party's Local Government Committee motion, moved by Val Walker and Kyle Read More
Save Our Care Homes - What you can do

Save Our Care Homes – What you can do

As well as the actions below use these placard images below to show your support with the campaign by taking Read More
Save our care homes public demonstration

Save our care homes public demonstration

UNISON has organised a public demonstration outside the City Chambers to coincide with the next EIJB on Tuesday 14th September. Read More
UNISON lobby to save our care homes

UNISON lobby to save our care homes

Subject to final permissions being granted, UNISON will be holding a static lobby outside the Edinburgh City Chambers on Tuesday Read More