Giving caregivers, staff and their families a say in the services they depend on
A Co-operative Vision for Social Care in England
I’m proud to have pioneered the Period Products Act which is already influencing positive change in Scotland and around the world.
Bold action is needed so that when children are in care, the home and relationships we put around them provides safety, stability and love so that they can find their place in the world, thrive, and realise their ambitions.
Councillor Su Aves recently passed our Food Justice motion at Devon County Council and is now working with West County Labour and Co-operative Farming Policy Advisory Group (FPAG) to see how we can involve rural communities in the fight for food justice. Here, she writes with FPAG Convenor Joe Joseph on the challenges facing our food producers.
We need wider reform of the sector so that the needs of the staff and service users come before profits – simply increasing funds without proper reform will not provide a fairer and more sustainable sector in the long-term.
Our movement provides answers where there is need, and social care is no exception; there are already practical examples of a more caring system that values the care users and carers.
This is a campaign we wish we weren’t having to fight.
We need to work to restore common decency for all and that starts with the fight for food justice. Help us to make it happen.
Shadow Early Years Minister Tracy Brabin has been exploring co-operative approaches to creating more affordable, inclusive and accountable childcare provision
Social care co-operatives are providing a more empowering, responsive and caring service. The Welsh Government have introduced legislation to promote co-operative delivery models, and it's time for Westminster to follow suit to fix our broken care system.
Yesterday’s Environmental Audit Committee report on food insecurity shows that this Government’s failed policies are leaving people hungry. But where the Government is failing to take action, the co-operative movement is already working to help.
As a new report warns that social care in England is at a 'tipping point', it's clear that only co-operation can solve this crisis
Last month, we told you about care workers allegedly paid half the minimum wage. But it’s not just care staff let down– all too often, it’s the very people England’s privatised care system is supposed to protect.
It's time to end a shameful chapter in which those closest to us – and the people we trust to care for them – are treated as objects of profit.
The Co-operative Party today calls for an ownership revolution in the social care sector, with carers, those who receive care, and their families represented on the company Boards of private social care providers, and given the right to own their firm when it changes hands.
There is a gap in public debates about wellbeing and care - co-operative models can create services that boost social capital and improve health outcomes.
Labour & Co-operative Assembly Members have been appointed to key roles in the new Welsh Government
Members in Shropshire along with users and providers have been exploring the main issues facing Health and Social Care Services and how co-operative solutions might help.
Foundation hospitals were a radical step when introduced - but 10 years on, more work needs to be done to make them truly owned by their members.
There is more to do to create a health service based on genuine mutuality between the professionals and the public.