Ethical Care Charter
The local authority has signed up to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter which will benefit care workers and the people they look after.
This charter is part of the Union’s Save Care Now Campaign, and was developed to support the conditions and quality of home care services nationwide.
The charter includes a number of practical recommendations, and commits the Council to ensure that carers travel time is funded, that they do not have to rush from one client to the next, and that residents should keep the same carer as far as possible.
There are also commitments within the charter to include guaranteed hours for staff rather than using zero hours contracts and a target of paying the living wage. The Local Living Wage is a rate based on the real cost of living for employees and their families in the borough. Paying the Local Living Wage is voluntary and is a statement that employers back West Cheshire and want its people and its economy to thrive. To find out more on the Local Living Wage and how to sign up, please visit the Your West Cheshire website.
A full copy of the Ethical Care Charter can be found below.