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Social Care Providers

To deliver good patient care, NHS bodies require good social care provision; in recent years, severe cuts to social care budgets have created huge pressures on many health services. Equally, social care depends on strong NHS primary, acute and ambulance services. 

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So patients need both sides of our health and care services working well – and MiP has repeatedly called for more investment in social care: many of our members working in health provision argue that additional Treasury funding should prioritise social care budgets before the NHS.

For MiP, health and social care are complementary elements of the same system. And we welcome social care managers as members, offering them the same individual, one-to-one support as our health service members. 

Many MiP members work for the organisations providing domestic and residential social care services for local authorities – including local charities and social enterprises, as well as major private sector businesses such as Four Seasons Health Care, Barchester Healthcare and Care UK. Typical roles include senior executives, home and regional managers, support services staff and the ‘registered managers’ with regulated responsibilities.

Note that whilst we represent eligible social care managers across Britain, within Northern Ireland we only represent those employees of the six health and social care trusts employed on health contracts; those on social care contracts are represented by our partner union UNISON.
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