Social Work

UNISON represents over 3,000 Social Work staff in the City of Edinburgh Council and a range of voluntary and independent organisations. Staff include Social Workers, Residential and Day Care Staff, Early Years staff, Home Care staff, Community Service, admin and clerical and a range of other staff delivering social work services.

UNISON Scotland has extensive resource pages for Social Work including UNISON submissions, links to other organisations, sites offering professional databases, updated research, Scottish Government issues and registration. Click here to visit. NOTE: Important information for workers registered with regulatory bodies

Selected Archive News (see more on the archive website)

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

Scottish health secretary, Humza Yousaf, urged to save Edinburgh’s care homes, says UNISON

UNISON’s City of Edinburgh branch are calling on Humza Yousaf, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Health & Social Care, to ‘urgently ... Read More

Care workers launch campaign to save Edinburgh City Council care homes

UNISON, the trade union for social care, has launched a campaign with care staff to save care council run care ... Read More

Save Our Care Homes – Sign the petition

Four Edinburgh care homes are facing closure with a fifth being switched from residential care to hospital-based complex clinical care ... Read More

Scotland’s Care Workers For Change #ClaimCovidCash

Care is in crisis, thanks to a system that has been underfunded and ignored by governments for years. Care workers ... Read More

Social Work members : Impact of cuts on service survey

SWIG (2) on Biteable. UNISON’s Social Work Issues Group is building a campaign amongst our Social Work members to challenge ... Read More

Registered with SSSC? – Don’t leave it too late to join UNISON

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Newsletter is reminding people "Don’t leave it too late to join a union" as ... Read More

ViSOR Vetting update for members

Member update on Criminal Justice Visor Vetting. UNISON has a lead officer from the Regional Office assisting with ViSOR and the ... Read More

Budget: Scottish government can’t escape blame for cuts

As Edinburgh council announces budget plans, UNISON, the largest union in the council, is warning that the effect of year ... Read More

UNISON survey shows social care staff overworked and demoralised

A UNISON survey of Edinburgh Council's Health and Social Care workers has concluded that they feel 'Overworked, over-pressured, unsupported and ... Read More

Adopt the Residential Care Charter

Commissioning authorities and employers are being urged to adopt UNISON's Residential Care Charter. Residential care workers across the UK came ... Read More

Budget: We don’t get to say ‘no cuts’ in the consultation

UNISON response to Edinburgh budget proposals: The prospect of £140m of cuts over the next five years, added to the ... Read More
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