Negotiations Update – Social Care


Social Care…
Adult Social Care
We are currently working with management on the risk assessments for Gilbert Richards and Brandon Wood Farm’s partial re-openings in August.  Not all service users will be able to access the provision.
Other services such as respite and other day opportunities venues are under discussion with no dates yet set.
Children Services
All 8 hubs are currently under discussion for re-opening.  The risk assessments have been shared for these venues but Trades Unions including UNISON have asked for more detail on these plans.   
UNISON still believes that where people can work from home that should continue for those staff.  

PRESS RELEASE – Childrens’ Services, Coventry City Council


UNISON Coventry City branch would like to acknowledge the appreciation shown by the City Councils leadership and management teams for the efforts staff members have made to achieve progress in Children’s Services. The significant improvement, reflected in Ofsted’s judgement, has been achieved against a background of government austerity measures through the hard work and dedication of our members.

As the lead trade union in the City Council we are all too aware that our members have shouldered increased levels of responsibility and workplace pressure to support the needs of children and families in our city.

 Dawn Palmer-Ward (UNISON Corporate Representative ) said

“The role of social work professionals has been undermined year upon year by public sector cuts which has led to massively increased workloads with an ever diminishing resource. UNISON will continue to challenge austerity measures that impact so negatively in the lives of the most vulnerable in our city and support our member undertaking their much valued role.”



Dawn Palmer-Ward

Phone – 02476 521123

07535 526062

Download our press release here:

Press release re Ofsted report 14.06.17